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PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



or THE 



BOAED OF POLICE 



rOR THB- 



CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



Decembee, 1896. 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1897. 



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Office of the Board of Police, • 
No. 84 North Main Street, Room 6, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 16, 1896. 

To His Honor Roger Wolcott, Acting Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submit the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1896: — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, . 
Assistant city marshal, 
Clerk of city marshal, 
Inspectors, 
Captains, . 
Lieutenants, 
Liquor police, . 
Patrolmen, 
House officer, . 
Committing officer. 
Court janitor, . 
Stewards, 
Matrons, . 



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The distribution of the force is shown by table on page 4, 

During the year five vacancies have occurred. Two offi- 
cers died, two resigned and one was discharged. 

Patrolman William T. Manchester died June 24, 1896. 
He was appointed on the force Feb. 12, 1895. 

Patrolman Valorous O. Sayward died Aug. 30, 1896. 
He was appointed on the force June 10, 1889. 



4 



FALL EIYER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Steward John Greggan resigned July 22, 1896. He was 
appointed on the force May 20, 1872 ; appointed steward 
March 5, 1883. 

Steward Jancies Partington resigned July 31, 1896. He 
was appointed on the force as steward May 7, 1888. 

On Nov. 2, 1896, Patrolman James S. Hargraves was 
given a hearing on charges of intoxication while on duty, 
'at which hearing the charges were sustained and he was dis- 
missed from the force. 

Appointments, 

Four patrolmen have been appointed on the force, as 
follows : — 



Name. 


Date of Ap- 
pointment, 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Hennessey, James W., . 


Aug. 3,1896, 


31, 


So. Bridgewater, Mass., 


Loom fixer. 


Holland, Timothy F., . 


July 6,1896, 


31, 


Fall River, Mass., . 


Slasher tender. 


Keavy, John, . 


July 30,1896, 


25, 


Fall River, Mass., . 


Cloth finisher. 


McCarthy, Jeremiah J., . 


July 6,1896, 


36, 


Fall River, Mass , . 


Mate on steamboat. 



Distribution of Police Force^ Nov. 30, 1896. 



Rank. 



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Marshal, 

Assistant marshal, 
Marshal's clerk, . 
Inspectors, . . 
Captains, 

Lieutenants, . . 
Liquor police, 
"Patrolmen, . . 
House officer, 
Committing officer, 
Court janitor, 
Stewards, 
Matrons, • . 
Totals, . 



First. 



Divisions. 



Second, 



Third. 



Fourth. 



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Horses^ etc. 

The number of horses, wagons, etc., used in the depart- 
ment is as follows : — 



Patrol service, horses, 


. 3 


Committing van. 


. 1 


Patrol service, wagon. 


. 1 


Carriage, . 


. 1 



Work of the Department. 
Arrests, etc. 

Number of persons arrested (exclusive of juveniles), . 3,801 

Males, 3,194: 

Females, , . . 607 



The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 



December, 1895, 


340 


July, 1896, .... 


310 


January, 1896, . 


278 


August, 1896, . 


397 


February, 1896, . 


246 


September. 1896, 


268 


March, 1896, 


251 


October, 1896, . 


376 


April, 1896, 


286 


November, 1896, 


276 


May, 1896, . 


341 






June, 1896, 


402 


Total, . . . . 


3,801 


The nativity of pe 


rsons arrested was as follows : — 




Africa, 


1 


Poland, . . . . 


26 


Asia, .... 


2 


Portugal, .... 


11 


Assyria, 


5 


Prussia, .... 


2 


Austria, 


14 


Roumania, .... 


2 


Australia, . 


1 


Russia, .... 


31 


Belgium, . 


1 


Scotland, .... 


85 


British Provinces, 


613 


Sweden, . . . . 


16 


China, 


26 


Switzerland, 


1 


Cuba, .... 


2 


Syria, 


2 


England, . 


760 


Turkey, .... 


3 


Finland, 


23 


United States, . 


1,245 


France, 


11 


Wafes, .... 


19 


Germany, . 


14 


Western Islands, 


47 


Holland, 


1 


W^est Indies, 


4 


Ireland, 


807 






Italy 


21 


Total, .... 


3,801 


Norway, 


5 







6 FALL KIYER POLICE. [Jan. 

The occupations of persons arrested was as follows : — 



Actors, .... 


3 


Dyers, . . . . 


9 


Agents, .... 


22 


Editor, . . . . 


1 


Auctioneers, 


2 


Engineers, . . . . 


16 


Baf^o^ao^e master, 


1 


Engraver, . 


1 


Bakers, .... 


16 


Expressman, 


1 


Ball players, 


4 


Farmers, . 


34 


Barbers, .... 


26 


File cutter, . 


1 


Bartenders, 


14 


Firemen, . 


30 


Blacksmiths, 


33 


Fishermen, . 


6 


Bleacher, . . . . 


1 


Gardeners, . 


12 


Boarding-house keepers, . 


4 


Glazier, 


1 


Boiler makers, . 


8 


Hack man, . 


1 


Book-keepers, . 


3 


Harness makers. 


5 


Bootblacks, 


2 


Hatters, 


11 


Bottlers, . . . , 


5 


Horse trader, 


1 


Brakemen, .... 


8 


Hostlers, 


38 


Brewer, . . . . 


1 


Housekeepers, . 


243 


Bricklayers, 


13 


Janitors, 


5 


Bridge builders, 


2 


Jeweller, . 


1 


Burnisher, .... 


1 


Junk dealers. 


9 


Butchers, . . . . 


14 


Laborers, . 


898 


Canvassers, 


10 


Lathers, 


4 


Carders, . . . . 


8 


Laundresses, 


8 


Card grinders, . 


55 


Laundry men, . 


28 


Card strippers, . 


40 


Letter carrier, . 


1 


Carpenters, 


59 


Linemen, . 


8 


Carriage makers, 


3 


Loom fixers. 


50 


Chemists, . . . . 


2 


Loom-harness makers, 


2 


Chiropodist, 


1 


Machinists, 


59 


Cigar makers, . 


2 


Marble polisher. 


1 


Civil engineer, . 


1 


Masons, 


41 


Clerks, . . . . 


63 


Merchants, . 


44 


Cloth finisher, . 


1 


Milkmen, . 


6 


Cloth folders, . 


3 


Miner, 


1 


Coachmen, . . . . 


2 


Motor men, . 


4 


Confectioners, . 


2 


Moulders, . . . 


15 


Cooks, . . . . 


10 


Musicians, . 


2 


Cooper, . . . . 


1 


Music teachers, . 


2 


Cotton sampler, . 


1 


Nail makers. 


2 


Curriers, . . . . 


' 3 


Newsboy, . 


1 


Doffers, . . . . 


55 


Nurses, 


2 


Dog trainer, 


1 


Oilers, 


8 


Dresser tender, . 


1 


Operatives, 


10 


Dressmakers, 


4 


Overseers, . 


23 


Druggists, . . . . 


10 


Painters, 


48 



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Pavers, 


5 


Spinners, . 


196 


Peddlers, . 


39 


Spooler tenders, . 


32 


Photographers, . 


5 


Sporting men, . 


2 


Phrenologist, 


1 


Stable keepers, . 


2 


Physicians, . 


4 


Starch maker, 


1 


Picker tenders, . 


18 


Steamboat hands. 


10 


Pilot, .... 


1 


Steam fitters, 


13 


Plasterers, . 


4 


Stone cutters. 


25 


Plumbers, . 


4 


Stove mounter, . 


1 


Porters, 


2 


Superintendent, . 


1 


Pressman, . 


1 


Tailors, 


21 


Printers, 


12 


Tailoresses, 


2 


Prostitutes, 


9 


Teamsters, . 


142 


Puddlers, . 


3 


Telegraph operator, . 


1 


Quarry men. 


21 


Tinsmiths, . 


3 


Reporter, . 


1 


Tobacconist, 


1 


Riggers, 


5 


Treasurer, . 


1 


Riug spinners, . 


51 


Twisters, . 


3 


Roll coverers. 


2 


Upholsterers, 


3 


Rope makers. 


5 


Waiters, 


5 


Salesmen, . 


17 


Warp tenders, , 


3 


Saloon keepers, . 


16 


Waste pickers, . 


2 


Schoolboys, 


10 


Watchmakers, . 


3 


Seamen, 


40 


Watchmen,. 


3 


Servants, . 


58 


Weavers, . 


612 


Shoemakers, 


11 


Web drawers. 


5 


Slasher tenders, . 


12 


Wire maker. 


1 


Slubber tender, . 


1 


Wood turner. 


1 


Soldiers, 


5 






Speeder tenders, 


108 


Total, . 


. 3,801 



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Number of lodgers accommodated at police stations, . 4,150 



3fisceUaneous Work. 





1895. 


1896. 




256 


208 




110 


159 




13,459 


14,380 




297 


418 




222 


406 




46 


43 




3,014 


2.395 




41 


41 




37 


50 




439 


499 




317 


248 




396 


471 




439 


767 




183 


134 




197 


76 




151 


146 




7,243 


6,619 




2,261 


2,229 




2,350 


2,520 




3,503 


3,498 




$16,612 66 


$10,130 81 




$5,829 42 


$11,932 94 



Licenses. 

The Dumber of places licensed for the sale of intoxicat- 
ing liquors on the first day of May, 189G (not including 
druggists and clubs) was 89, being one to every 1,000 of 
the population, based on the census of 1895. 

There were 33 druggist and 2 special club licenses issued 
during the year. 

Amount paid into the city treasury for licenses, $160,958. 

The followinoj table ogives the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1896 : — 









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13 






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84 


13 








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2 






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59 


3 


2 


47 



1897.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 



19 



Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$128,217.31, to meet the running expenses of the depart- 
ment. The expenditures were as follows : — 







41 




3,219 


37 


Repairs and alterations at police headc[uarters, • 


2,500 


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1,990 


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368 


04 


Expenses on warrants, etc., . . . . . 


317 


32 


Travelling expenses and food for officers, . 


278 


66 


Transportation of prisoners, 


273 


50 


Services of stenographer, . . . . . 


232 


50 


Telephones, rent and tolls, 


175 


24 


Furniture and bedding, 


174 


92 


Carriage hire, ....... 


130 


38 




120 


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Badges, buttons, clubs,* etc., 


117 


30 


Ice, 


99 


81 


Sundry supplies and expenses, . . . . 


170 


16 


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$128,217 31 



Receipts were credited to this department as follows : — 

From district court fees, $8,104 87 

From sale of uniform cloth, . . . . 778 06 

Total, $8,882 93 



Respectfully submitted, 

THOS. J. BORDEN, 
JOSEPH HEALY, 
JOHN STANTON, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



BOAED OF POLICE 



CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1897 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO , STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square, 
1898. 



V 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 31, 1897. 



To His Excellency Rogek Wolcott, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the w^ork 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1897 : — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, . 
Assistant city marshal, 
Clerk of city marshal, 
Inspectors, 
Captains, . 
Lieutenants, 
Liquor police, . 
Patrolmen, 
House officer, . 
Committing officer, 
Stewards, . 
Matrons, . 



1 
1 
1 

4 
4 
6 
2 
94 
1 
1 
8 
2 



The distribution of the force is shown by table on page 4. 

During the year six vacancies have occurred. Two offi- 
cers died, three resigned and one was discharged. 

Patrolman William F. Hathaway died March 13, 1897. 
He was appointed on the force Feb. 11, 1895. 

Patrolman John F. Elsbree died Aug. 10, 1897. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 27, 1876. 

Patrolman Andrew R. Simmons resigned Aug. 27, 1897. 
He was appointed on the force May 18, 1876. 

Patrolman Alfred Clarke resigned Sept. 11, 1897. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 2, 1880. 



4 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Patrolman Joseph Linney resigned Sept. 13, 1897. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 19, 1875. 

On July 23, 1897, Patrolman Napoleon H. Viau was 
given a hearing on the following charges, viz. : absence 
without leave, being under the influence of liquor, conduct 
unbecoming an officer. The charges were sustained, and on 
July 26, 1897, he was dismissed from the force. 



Appoint7nenis. 

Eight patrolmen have been appointed on the force, as 
follows, viz. : — 



Name . 


Date. 


Age. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Connell, William R. 


March 31 


1897, 


33, 


Clerk. 


Fregeau, Aime E. 


March 31 


1897, 


30, 


Conductor. 


Giiunell, Isaac L., 


March 31 


1897, 


31, 


Quartermaster. 


Jeuney, Charles B , 


Aug. 16, 


1897, 


34, 


Highway foreman. 


Tierney, John J. 


Aug. 16, 


1897, 


33, 


Boiler maker. 


Blake, James, 


Aug. 28, 


1897, 


33, 


Deck hand. 


Haffards, Albert H., 


Sept. 18, 


1897, 


37, 


Conductor. 


Openshaw, Robert 


Sept. 18, 


1897, 


30, 


Sec. of slashers. 



Distribution of Police Force^ Nov. 30, 1897. 









Divisions. 






Rank. 


rehs 










"3 






First. 


Second. 


Third. 


Fourth. 


Tot 




1 










1 


Assistant marshal 


1 










1 




1 










1 




4 










4 






1 


1 


1 


1 


4 






3 


1 


1 


1 


6 




2 










2 






63 


12 


13 


16 


94 






1 








1 






1 








1 






2 


2 


2 


2 


8 






2 








2 




9 


63 


16 


17 


20 


125 



1898.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT No. 58. 5 



Horses, etc. 

The number of horses, wagons, etc., used in the depart- 
ment is as follows : — 



Patrol service, horses, 


. 3 


Committing van. 


. 1 


Patrol service, wagon, 


. 1 







Work of the Department. 
Arrests, etc. 

Number of persons arrested, exclusive of juveniles, . 4,086 

Males, 3,484 

Females, 602 



The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 





299 


July, 1897, . . 


o< o 


January, 1897, . 


326 


August, 1897, . 


412 


February, 1897, . 


214 


September, 1897, 


448 


March, 1897, 


286 


October, 1897, . 


469 


April, 1897, 


287 


November, 1897, 


283 


May, 1897, . 


330 






June, 1897, 


359 


Total, 


4,086 


The nativity of the 


persons arrested was as follows : 




Africa, 


1 


Norway 


4 


Arabia, 


1 


Poland, .... 


47 


Armenia, . 


2 


Portugal, .... 


29 


Asia, .... 


1 


Roumania, .... 


3 


Australia, . 


14 


Russia, .... 


44 


Austria, 


1 


Scotland, .... 


64 


British Provinces, 


641 


Sweden, .... 


8 


China, 


20 


Switzerland, 


2 


Cuba, .... 


2 


Syria, 


6 


Denmark, . 


1 


United States, . 


1,505 


England, . 


769 


Wales, .... 


15 


Finland, 


8 


Western Islands, 


27 


France, 


8 


West Indies, 


8 


Germany, ... 


9 






Ireland, 


830 


Total, .... 


4,086 


Italy, .... 


16 







6 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



The occupations of the persons arrested were as follows : — 



Actors, .... 


6 


Electricians, 


2 


Agents, .... 


14 


Elevator men, . 


3 


Auctioneer, 


1 


Engineers, . 


12 


Bakers, .... 


21 


Engravers, . 


2 


Barbers, .... 


24 


Expressman, 


1 


Bartenders, 


15 


Farmers, 


28 


Bill posters, 


2 


File cutters. 


2 


Blacksmiths, 


40 


Firemen, . 


42 


Bleachers, .... 


6 


Fishermen, 


8 


Boarding-house keeper, 


1 


Gardeners, . 


12 


Bobbin maker, . 


1 


Glaziers, . 


2 


Boiler makers, . 


11 


Gunsmith, . 


1 


Bottlers, .... 


3 


Hackmen, . 


6 


Box makers, 


2 


Harness makers. 


3 


Brakemen 


9 


Hatters, 


27 


Brass finisher, . 


1 


Hostlers, . 


52 


Bricklayers, 


8 


Hotel keeper. 


1 


Broker, .... 


1 


Housekeepers, . 


207 


Butchers, .... 


12 


Janitors, 


8 


Cabinet maker, . 


1 


Jewellers, . 


8 


Canvassers, 


14 


Junk dealers. 


10 


Card clother, 


1 


Laborers, . 


999 


Card cutter. 


1 


Lathers, 


7 


Carders, .... 


13 


Laundresses, 


2 


Card grinders, . 


55 


Laundry men, . 


21 


Card strippers, . 


42 


Linemen, . 


4 


Carpenters, 


79 


Loom fixers. 


41 


Carpet layers, . 


3 


Loom-harness maker. 


1 


Carriage makers, 


2 


Machinists, 


51 


Caterer, .... 


1 


Machine printers. 


3 


Chemists, .... 


3 


Marble cutters, . 


3 


Cigar maker. 


1 


Masons, 


34 


Clerks, . . . . 


70 


Manufacturers, . 


2 


Cloth folder. 


1 


Merchants, . 


40 


Compositor, 


1 


Milkmen, . 


9 


Confectioner, 


1 


Milliner, 


1 


Cooks, .... 


16 


Miners, 


2 


Cornice maker, . 


1 


Motor man, . 


1 


Curriers, .... 


2 


Moulders, . 


15 


Decorator, .... 


1 


Musicians, . 


7 


Doffers, .... 


53 


Nail maker. 


1 


Dresser tender, . 


1 


Oiler 


1 


Dressmakers, 


6 


Operatives, 


8 


Druggist, . . . . 


1 


Overseers, . 


15 


Dyers, .... 


10 


Painters, 


73 



1898.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 7 



Paver, .... 


1 


Slasher tenders, . 


9 


Peddlers, .... 


82 


Slubber tenders. 


6 


Photographers, . . 


5 


Soap maker. 


1 


Physicians, 


2 


Soldiers, .... 


2 


Picker tenders, . 


7 


Speeder tenders. 


92 


Plasterers, .... 


4 


Spinners, .... 


195 


Plumbers, .... 


5 


Spooler tenders, 


26 


Polishers, .... 


3 


Sporting man, . 


1 


Pool-rooni keepers, . 


11 


Steamboat hands, 


10 


Porter, .... 


1 


Steam fitters. 


9 


Printers, .... 


2 


Steel workers, . 


2 


Publisher, .... 


1 


Stone cutters. 


25 


Puddlers, .... 


2 


Tailors, .... 


16 


Quarrymen, 


10 


Teamsters, .... 


150 


Ri<?^er, .... 


1 


Tinsmiths, .... 


8 


Ring spinners, . 


62 


Tobacconist, 


1 


Roll coverers, . 


2 


Toll man, .... 


1 


Rope makers. 


6 


Undertakers, 


2 


Salesmen, .... 


22 


Upholsterers, 


7 


Saloon keepers, . 


70 


Waiters, .... 


14 


Sausage maker, . 


1 


Warp tenders, . 


5 


Schoolboys, 


5 


Watchman, 


1 


Schoolgirl, .... 


1 


Weavers, .... 


709 


Seamen, .... 


36 


Web drawers, . 


3 


Servants, .... 


8-t 


Wheelwrights, . 


2 


Sheet-iron worker. 


1 






Shoemakers, 


26 


Total, .... 


4,086 


The arrests were for the following offences : — 




2 


Contempt of court. 


36 


Admitting minor to pool room, . 


12 


Cruelty to animals, 


3 




23 


Defrauding boarding-house 






3 


keeper 


8 


Assault and battery, . 


398 


Dipsomaniac, .... 


9 


Assault on an officer, . 


17 


Disturbing the peace, . 


367 


Assault with a weapon, 


32 


Disturbing a religious meeting, . 


2 


Assault with intent to kill, . 


2 


Drunkenness, .... 


2,266 




16 


Embezzlement, .... 


10 


Breaking and entering, 


3 


Escaping from imprisonment, 


2 


Breaking, entering and larceny, . 


34 


Felonious assault. 


1 




5 




1 


Common drunkard. 


3 




8 


Common night-walker, 


9 


False pretence, .... 


11 


Common nuisance, keeping of, . 


34 


Fugitive from justice, . 


I 


Common railer and brawler, 


2 


Gaming implements, present 




Concealing mortgaged property, . 


1 


where found, .... 


27 




4 


Giving liquor to prisoner, . 


1 



8 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Idle and disorderly persons, 


n 

y 


Runaway, ..... 


1 


Indecent assault, .... 


4 


Safe keeping, .... 


3 


Indecent exposure, . 





Stealing a ride, .... 


7 


Insane persons, .... 


04: 


Stubbornness, .... 


17 


Keeping liquor with intent to sell 




Threatening, .... 


2 


Illegally, ..... 


33 


Tramp, 


3 


Keeping a noisy and disorderly 




Trespass, 


2 




iU 


Vagrancy, 


43 


Keeping a gaining house, . 


2 


Violation of city ordinance, 


51 


Keeping a house of ill fame, 


2 


Violation of food law, . 


2 


Keeping an illicit still, 


1 


Violation of dog law, . 


6 


Larceny, ..... 


117 


Violation of bicycle law, 


2 


Larceny from the person, 


6 


Violation of milk law, 


3 


Larceny in a building, 


25 


Violation of law relating to oleo- 




Lewd and lascivious behaviour, . 


53 


margarine, .... 


2 


Malicious mischief, 


21 


Violation of law relating to regis- 




Murder, ..... 


1 


try of bottles, .... 


54 


Neglect to support ftiinily, . 


100 


Violation of law relating to regis- 




Obstructing an officer, 


y 


try of physicians. 


2 


Peddling without a li( ense, 


9 


Violation of Lord's Day, 


12 


Perjury 


3 


Violation of rules and regulations 




Polygamy 


1 


of Board of Health, . 






15 


Witness, 


3 


Receiving stolen property, . 


4 






Refusing to assist an officer. 


1 


Total, 


4,0S6 


Requesting a bribe, 


2 






Twenty-four hundred 


and 


sixty-four persons were 


ar- 


raigned before the second district court, charged with 


me 


following offences : — 








Abortion, 


2 


Dipsomaniac, .... 


9 


Admitting minor to pool room, . 


12 


Disturbance of the peace, . 


<joo 


Adultery, 


23 


Disturbing a religious meeting, . 




Arson, 


3 


Drunkenness, .... 


()!)3 


Assault and battery, . 


100 


Embezzlement 


7 


Assault on an officer, . 


15 


False pretence, .... 


J 


Assault with a weapon. 


33 


Felony, accessory to, . 


■> 
o 


Assault with intent to kill, . 


I 




8 


Bastardy, 


15 


Fraudulently disposing of prop- 




Breaking and entering, 


4 




- 


Breaking, entering and larceny, . 


28 


Fugitive from justice, . 


- 


Bribery, 


2 


Gaming implements, present 




Common drunkard. 


3 


where found, .... 


27 


Common night-walker, 


9 


Giving liquor to a prisoner, 


I 


Common nuisance, 


34 


Idle and disorderly persons, 


9 


Common railer and brawler. 


2 


Indecent assault, .... 


4 


Conspiracy, 


4 


Indecent exposure, 


5 


Contempt of court, 


35 


Insanity, ..... 


81 


Cruelty to animals, 


3 


Keeping a noisy and disorderly 




Defrauding boarding-house 




house, 


10 




8 


Keepinsr a house of ill fame. 


2 



1898.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



9 



Keeping intoxicating liquors un- 




Threatening, .... 


1 


lawfully, 


33 




3 


Keeping a gaming house, . 


'2 


Trespass, 


2 


Larceny, 


107 


Vagrancy, 


43 


Larceny from the person, . 


7 


Violation of city ordinance, 


51 


Larceny in a building, 


2G 


Violation of dog law, . 


6 


Lewd and lascivious behaviour, . 


52 


Violation of food law, . 


2 


Malicious mischief, 


21 


Violation of milk law. 


3 


Murder 


1 


Violation of bicycle law. 


2 


Neglect to support family, . 


97 


Violation of oleomargarine law, . 


2 


Obstructing an officer. 


1 


Violation of law relating to regis- 




Peddling without a license, . 


9 


try of physicians. 


2 


Perjury, 


3 


Violation of law relating to regis- 




Polygamy, 


1 


try of bottles, .... 


54 


Rape, 


14 


Violation of Lord's day. 


12 


Receiving stolen property, . 


4 


Violation of rules and regulations 




Requesting a bribe. 


2 


of Board of Health, . 


1 


Stealing a ride, .... 


6 






Stubbornness, .... 


18 




2,464 



The following disposition was made of the above cases : — • 



Appealed to superior court and 




Committed to Reformatory 




bailed, 


83 


Prison for Women at Sherborn, 


7 


Appealed to superior court and 




Committed to State Farm at 




committed, .... 


33 


Bridgewater, .... 


22 


Bound over to superior court and 






62 


bailed, 


9 


Defaulted, 


10 


Bound over to superior court and 




Nol prossed, .... 


167 


committed, .... 


79 


Not guilty and discharged, . 


280 


Committed to jail and house of 




Paid expenses only, . 


216 


correction for non-payment of 




Paid fine only, .... 


429 


fine and expenses, . 


483 


Placed on tile, .... 


9 


Committed to jail and house of 




Settled by marriage or trial in 




correction on direct sentence, . 


470 


superior court, .... 


17 


Committed to Lunatic Asylum in 








Taunton, 


70 




2,464 


Committed to Massachusetts 








Reformatory at Concord, 


18 







Number of lodgers accommodated at police stations, . 4,279 



10 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Miscellaneous Work. 





1897. 


1896. 




247 


208 




140 


159 




15,754 


14,380 




378 


418 




391 


406 




33 


■ 43 




2,334 


2,395 




63 


41 




46 


50 




525 


499 




216 


248 




450 


471 




520 


767 




102 


134 




73 


76 




152 


146 




8,569 


6,619 




2,364 


2,229 




2,609 


2,520 




3,503.5 


3,498 




$11,615 40 


$10,130 81 




$5,801 38 


$11,932 94 



Licenses, 

The number of places licensed for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors on the first day of May, 1897 (not including druggists 
and clubs), was 89, being one to every 1,000 of the popula- 
tion, based on the census of 1895. 

There were 35 druggist and 2 special club licenses issued 
during the year. 

Amount paid into the city treasury for licenses, $163,335. 

The following table gives the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1897 : — 





Sale of Intoxicating Liquors. 


— 




p 
p 

<c 


Fourth, 
tualler. 


s 

lesaler. 


Brewer. 


60 
i* 
P 




Victual 
jiquor. 




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and ] 
s Vic 


h clas 
Who 


<c 
ai 

a 


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al Clu 


m on 
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*3 








X ^ 


o 






Q) 

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GO 


02 


o 




4 


84 


1 




35 


2 


64 






3 




1 


1 




4 
















66 


ApplicatiODB traneferred rejected, . 




1 













1898.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 



11 



Financial. 

Eequisitions have been made on the city council for the 
sura of $129,559.04, to meet the running expenses of the 
department. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Salaries of officers, $116,36-4 18 

Care of and labor on signal system, . . . 1,531 47 

Repairs and alterations at police headquarters, . 1,006 11 

Fuel and light, 2,449 74 

Meals for prisoners, 1,222 55 

Printing and stationery, 516 25 

Cloth for uniforms and uniform helmets, . . 1,387 65 

Repairs on station houses and offices, . . . 407 54 

Care of and cleaning station houses and offices, . 636 75 

Travelling expenses and food for officers, . . 311 91 

Transportation of prisoners, 454 05 

Services of stenographer, 246 00 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 592 50 

Furniture and bedding, 566 67 

Carriage hire, 189 70 

Rent of office, 10 00 

Badges, belts, buttons, clubs, etc., . . . 307 95 

Ice, 105 74 

Hay, grain, etc., 262 29 

Sundry supplies and expenses, including bicycles, 989 99 



Total, $129,559 04 

Receipts were credited to this department as follows : — 

From district court fees, $7,049 49 

From sales of uniform cloth, . . . . 1,143 00 



Total, $8,192 49 



Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
JOSEPH HEALY, 
JOHN STANTON, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT .... .... No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



'board of police 



CITY OF FALL RIYER. 



December, 1898 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Square. 
1899. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Dec. 15, 1898. 

To His Excellency Roger Wolcott, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work of 
the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1898 : — 

The Department. 

Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is^cora- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Inspectors, 4 

Captains, 4 

Lieutenants, 6 

Liquor police, 2 

Patrolmen, 94 

Committing officer, 1 

House officer, 1 

Stewards, 8 

Matrons, 2 

Total, . . . ... .125 



The distribution of the force is shown by table on page 6. 

During the year four vacancies have occurred, four patrol- 
men having died. 

Patrolman William Fanning died Jan. 24, 1898. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 27, 1882. 

Patrolman Louis T. Gormley was accidentally shot and 
killed by Patrolman Frank E. Pierce on the evening of Aug. 
23, 1898. He was appointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892. 



4 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Patrolman Bernard E. Welch died Sept. 29, 1898. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 20, 1882. 

Patrolman Joseph Taylor died Oct. 10, 1898. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 1, 1898. 

Aug. 31, 1898, an inquest was held by Justice John J. 
McDonough of the Second District Court of Bristol, to 
determine the cause of the death of Patrolman Louis T. 
Gormley. The following report, exonerating all persons 
concerned, was rendered to the district attorney : — 

Patrolman Louis T. Gormley came to his death by the discharge 
of a revolver in the hands of Patrolman Frank E. Pierce, on the 
evening of Aug. 23, 1898, while said patrolmen, in company with 
Captain of Police Francis L. Edson, were attempting to arrest 
one Thomas F. Stratton for alleged non-support of wife and minor 
children. 

Said Stratton had been placed under arrest on Aug. 12, 1898, 
on the same charge of non-support, but had escaped from the 
arresting officers, and from the last-named date up to the said 
twenty- third day of August was a fugitive from justice. On the 
evening of the said 23d of August, said Stratton was located by 
the captain and patrolmen above named in a meadow bordering on 
Melville Street. Stratton, while attempting to escape, tripped and 
fell in said meadow ; and Patrolman Pierce, who was chasing 
Stratton, fell over the same obstruction, most probably, as did 
Stratton, just as Patrolman Gormley approached Stratton from 
the opposite direction ; in falling, Patrolman Pierce's revolver, 
which he held in his hand, was discharged, and the charge entered 
Patrolman Gormley's left breast, above the heart, inflicting a 
mortal wound. 

It is almost needless to say that Patrolmen Gormley and Pierce 
and Captain Edson were all on the most friendly terms. Previous 
to the explosion of Patrolman Pierce's revolver, Captain Edson, 
who is unable to run because of a somewhat recent injury to his 
leg, had discharged his revolver in the air, exclaiming, as he did 
so, Shoot, shoot!" This exclamation, as the evidence shows, 
was not in the nature of a command, but for the purpose of fright- 
ening Stratton, and had no connection whatever with the discharge 
of Patrolman Pierce's revolver. 

The evidence is conclusive that Captain Edson and Patrolman 
Pierce had no thought of shooting at anybody when they drew 
their revolvers, but that they drew them for the purpose of intim- 
idating Stratton and frightening him into a surrender. There was 



1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



5 



certainly no criminal, intent on the part of the patrolman or cap- 
tain, and the taking of their revolvers in hand was not an unlawful 
act, nor under the circumstances can it be said that it was an act 
of negligence. 

I do not overlook the fact that a revolver is a revolver, whether 
it is in the hand of an officer of the law or in the possession of a 
private citizen, nor do I forget that, as a rule, the use of that 
deadly weapon deserves unqualified condemnation unless when 
employed with a reasonable certainty of its necessity as a means 
of self-defence. Neither, on the other hand, should the fact be 
overlooked that members of the police department in the perform- 
ance of their duties as peace officers are exposed to far more 
danger of bodily harm from assaults than are the members of any 
other vocation in civil life ; for this reason they are armed with 
revolvers, and they are left to the exercise of their individual 
judgment and discretion as to how and when, if ever, they shall 
use them. 

It was in the exercise of this discretion that Captain PMson dis- 
charged his revolver in the air and that Patrolman Pierce had his 
revolver in his hand on the night in question. Stratton was an 
escaped prisoner, a fugitive from justice; he had eluded the offi- 
cers for several days, and had been aided and abetted by some of 
his relatives in so eluding them ; he was in hiding in a dark meadow 
on a dark night, and it was not unreasonable for the officers to 
assume that he would resist arrest and attempt to escape. Under 
such circumstances, it cannot be said that the use of the revolvers 
in the manner in which they were used by Captain Edson and 
Patrolman Pierce was an abuse of a sound discretion, even when 
the offence charged was merely a misdemeanor. The discharge of 
Patrolman Pierce's revolver was a pure accident, and in drawing 
his revolver he could not have foreseen the fatal result, sad and 
deplorable as it was for Patrolman Gormley, for his relatives and 
friends, for Patrolman Pierce and Captain Edson, and shocking as 
it was to the entire community. 

For the above reasons, I find and certify that said Patrolman 
Louis T. Gormley died, while in the discharge of his duty, as the 
result of the wound received from the revolver of Patrolman Frank 
E. Pierce, and that said Patrolman Frank E. Pierce and the afore- 
said Captain Francis L. Edson are in no way legally or morally 
responsible for the death of the said Patrolman Louis T. Gormley. 

Jno. J. McDoNOUGH, 
Justice Second District Court of Bristol. 

Fall Riveu, Aug. 31, 1898. 



6 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

Four patrolmen have been appointed on the force, as 
follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Drielin, John, 


Sept. 7, 1898, 


31 


Houghton, Mich., 


Weaver. 


McMullen, John P., . 


Oct. 21, 1898, 


29 


Fall River, MasB., 


Second hand. 


Perry, William, . 


Oct. 21, 1898, 


29 


Fall River, Mass., 


Roll coverer. 


Taylor, Joseph, . 


Feb. 1, 1898, 


36 


Rochdale, Eng., . 


Car conductor. 



Distribution of Police Force^ Nov. 80^ 1898. 



RANK. 


m 

"3 « 


Divisions. 




Marsl 
OfB 


First. 


Second. 


Third. 


Fourth. 


Total 




1 










1 


Assistant city marshal, .... 


1 










1 




1 










1 




4 










4 






1 


1 


1 


1 


4 






3 


1 


1 


1 


6 




2 










2 






54 


12 


13 


15 


94 






1 








1 






1 








1 






2 


2 


2 


2 


8 






2 








2 




9 


64 


16 


17 


19 


125 



Horses^ etc. 

The number of horses, wagons, etc., used in the depart- 
ment is as follows : — 



Patrol service, horses, 


. 3 


Committing van, 


. 1 


Patrol service, wagon, 


. 1 







Work of the Department. 
Arrests, etc. 

Number of persons arrested, exclusive of juveniles, . 3,951 

Males, . 3,327 

Females, 624 



1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 7 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 



December, 1897, 


313 


July, 1898, .... 


416 


January, 1898, . 


270 


August, 1898, . 


347 


February, 1898, . 


254 


September, 1898, 


342 


March, 1898, 


335 


October, 1898, . 


352 


April, 1898, 


314 


November, 1898, 


284 


May, 1898, . 


331 






June, 1898, . 


393 


Total, .... 


3,951 


The nativity of the persons arrested was as follows : 


— 


Africa, 


1 


New Brunswick, 


20 


Armenia, . 


4 


Newfoundland, . 


4 


Austria, 


11 


New Hampshire, 


52 


California, . 


2 


New Jersey, 


10 


Canada, 


599 


New York, .... 


113 


China, 


4 


North Carolina, . 


1 


Connecticut, 


38 


Norway, .... 


1 


Denmark, . 


1 


Nova Scotia, 


27 


District of Columbia, 


4 


Ohio 


6 


England, . 


777 


Pennsylvania, . 


19 


Finland, 


3 


Poland, .... 


33 


France, 


5 


Portugal, .... 


30 


Georgia, 


1 


Prince Edward Island, 


12 


Germany, . 


8 


Rhode Island, . 


188 


Illinois, 


9 


Roumania, .... 


1 


India, .... 


1 


Russia, .... 


44 


Indiana, 


3 


Scotland, .... 


55 


Ireland, 


774 


South Carolina, . 


I 


Island of Cuba, . 


3 


Sweden, .... 


l 


Island of Malta, 


] 


Syria, 


3 


Italy, .... 


12 


Tennessee, .... 


o 

a 


Kansas, 


1 


Turkey, .... 


1 

X 


Louisiana, . 


1 


Vermont, .... 


20 


Maine, 


72 


Virginia, .... 


19 


Maryland, . 


7 


Wales, .... 


15 


Massachusetts, . 


867 


West Indies, 


2 


Mexico, 


1 


Western Islands, 


46 


Michigan, . 


16 


Wisconsin, .... 


3 


Minnesota, . 


2 






Missouri, . 


1 


Total 


3,951 



8 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

The occupations of the persons arrested were as follows : — 





5 


Doffers, . . . 


57 


Artists 


31 


Dressmakers, . . 


A 


Auctioneers, . • . 


3 


Dresser tenders, . 


3 


Bakers, .... 


25 


DrufMst 


1 


Barbers, .... 


29 


Dvers. 


15 


a rt pn rl pvs 


6 


Editor 


1 




3 


Electrician, 


1 


BlaolvSmitVis 

XJKXV/J^OIUl L>llo, ... 


25 


Elpvfltor mpn 


A 

. rt 


Til PflpVlPTQ 


XI 


En ffirippi's; 


10 


TinnTHin cT-lionsjp Itpptipt 


1 


En vprs 





Boilpr 'rnalcpr*! 


5 


Expressmen, . . 


3 


Rnolf-t^ppnPTsj 


3 


EariTiPvs 

X CLL LUix^l O, ... 




Bootblack, .... 


1 


Firemen, . . . 


34 


Boot; makPT 


1 


Ei^bpvnipn 

X lOllVI^L 1X1^11, . . 


14 


Bottl prs 


2 


Furrier 


1 


Box makers, . . . 


2 


Gardeners, . . , 


9 


BrflkpniPD 


g 


Hackmen 


3 


Brms finishpys 

X^l. (too XXLilOllV^XO, ... 


3 


Hair dvpssipr 

XXC^AL vtL\:/OOVyX, . . 


I 


Tivpwpv 

uicvvd, .... 


I 


TT'iTnp<;si msilrpi' 

XXiXXXJCOo XXXCXJVCl , . . 


I 


Bvioklflvpfs? 

JL^l IV/ EV ICl/ y v^x o, ... 


15 


FTattpr*; 

l.XC%it.l.^l.O, . . . 


34 


Rvolrpr 

X^IWIVOX, .... 


I 


Hov^p trjidpv 

XXWl 0\I> 1>I. CXl-t^X , . . 


1 

. X 


Til'onm mftlrPT* 

iJXLUJlXX IXicxtvCX, ... 


I 


T-Tn<5< 1 pvQ 

XXWoLXCXo, ... 




Bntohprs 

X-' CI LV-'U^ I. O, .... 


15 


Housekeepers, 


197 


Calkers, • • . • 


2 


Janitors, . . 


4 


CcinvRSS6rs, • • « 


6 


jgYYellers . 


3 




2 


.Ton rn nl ist; 


1 

. X 


iXLLll.'LlLLvyif • « • 


I 


.Tnnl."' rrn pvpf « 

fXLIlllV ^clLLJoXCXo, . . 


Q 

. «7 


V> <X I U.Ci Of • • • • 


18 


T ,fi HnvprQ 

LJCMjKJXJl \jL ij^ ... 


899 


v>cti Li gjimuciOf • • • 


4.9 


X^<lLllCl o, . . . 


9 


V^'CLlVl O l^L 1 k/ k/OL Of • • • 


39 


T janndrps«!p«! 


5 


1^ !• n P 11 f" A 1' G 

V^ctl [JciJ tt. I Of • • • 


8^ 

oo 


l^ctLllil.ll y IXXcli, . . 


A 

. t 




3 


T .inpmpn 

X^l li IIICI J , ... 


A 

. u 


V>'1^CVX IXlflXV v-* L O f ■ • • 


7 


T^ooiTi fivprs 


46 


1 ^ivTii fin <Ti n P AV 

vylVll 1 U t/C/l f • • • 


1 


IvX cli^i 1 1 li i O Lo, . . 


. oo 


V^'XClJVo, .... 




HiflL IJillC ptiiitcx, . 


1 

. X 


In til fiiiieVtPV 


I 


Al'irhlp fntfpv 


I 


V^lUHl pcH^KtJlo, ... 


3 


i*JaSUIJ>, ... 




Collector, .... 


1 


Merchants, . 


32 


Color mixer. 


1 


Milkmen, . 


'3 


Cooks, .... 


28 


Money lender, . 


1 


Confectioners, . 


4 


Morocco finishers. 


2 


Coachmen,. 


3 


Motormen, . 


2 


Cotton samplers, 


2 


Moulders, . 


14 


Dentist, .... 


1 


Musicians, . 


3 


Deputy sheriff, . 


1 


Nailers, 


2 



1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 9 



Operatives, 


12 


Shoemakers, 


27 


Organ grinder, . 


1 


Slasher tenders, . 


9 


Overseers, .... 


12 


Slubber tenders. 


5 


Painters, .... 


66 


Soap maker, 


1 


Paper hangers, . 


4 


Soldiers, 


31 


Peddlers, .... 


58 


Speeder tenders, 


81 


Photographers, . 


3 


Spindle setter, . 


1 


Picker tenders, . 


3 


Spinners, . 


234 


Plasterer, .... 


1 


Spooler tenders. 


27 


Plater, .... 


1 


Stable keepers, . 


5 


Plumbers, .... 


10 


Steamboat hands, 


7 


Polishers, .... 


3 


Steam fitters. 


14 


Pool-room keepers, . 


6 


Stone cutters. 


12 


Porters, .... 


2 


Superintendent, . 


1 


Potter, .... 


1 


Tailors, 


16 


Printers, .... 


5 


Teamsters, . 


157 


Prostitutes, 


6 


Telegraph operator, . 


1 


Publisher, .... 


1 


Tinsmiths, . 


4 


Quarry men. 


12 


Twisters, . 


2 


Rag picker. 


1 


Undertakers, 


2 


Reporter, .... 


1 


Upholsterers, 


3 


Ring spinners, . 


69 


Waiters, 


19 


Roll coverer, 


1 


Warper tenders. 


5 


Roofer, .... 


1 


Waste picker, . 


1 


Rope makers. 


4 


Watchmen, 


2 


Sail maker. 


1 


Weavers, . 


729 


Salesmen, .... 


12 


Web drawers, . 


4 


Saloon keepers, . 


17 


Wheelwrights, . 


2 


School boys. 


3 


Wood turner. 


1 


Seamen, .... 


35 






Second-hand goods dealer, 


1 


Total, . 


. 3,951 


Servants, .... 


88 







The arrests were made for the followiog offences : — 







Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




3 




3 




11 


8 


19 




1 




1 




277 


29 


306 




15 




15 




28 


2 


30 




1 




1 




16 




16 




1 




1 


Being present where gaming implements were found, 


5 




5 



10 



FALL KIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 





^^ales* 


Females 


Totals. 




1 




1 




45 




45 




3 




3 




2 


1 


3 




1 


"7 
1 


Q 
O 




21 


14 


35 


Concealing mortgaged or leased property, . . • . 


2 




2 




ou 




37 




1 




1 









5 








4 








1 1 
li 


Desertion from United States army or navy, 


1 




1 




1 




1 




3 




q 




357 


61 






1 




1 




1 975 


406 






ID 




16 




2 




q 












16 


13 


29 




13 




1 q 






3 


o 
o 




2 




o 

A 




g 




g 




9 




10 






2 


q 








2 




5 


1 


6 


Keeping a noisy and disorderly house, 


3 


3 


6 




Mo 





104 




y 




10 




21 


1 


22 






21 


45 




7 





12 








Lit 




83 




83 




1 




1 




1 




1 




1 




1 




5 




5 




4 




4 




2 




2 




1 




1 


Refusing to impart information to assessors, ... 






1 




4 


3 


7 


Selling leased or mortgaged property 


5 




5 




6 




6 




10 


8 


18 




2 




2 




1 




1 




21 


2 


23 



1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



11 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




14 


_ 


14 




4 


8 


12 




1 


2 


3 




40 




40 




1 


_ 


1 




1 




1 




1 


- 


1 




2 


- 


2 


Violation of junk law, ........ 


1 




1 




31 




31 




1 




1 




2 


1 


3 






624 


3,951 



Twenty-two hundred and seventy-one persons were ar- 
raigned before the second district court, charged with the 
following offences : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




3 




3 




9 


6 


15 




1 




1 




282 


27 


309 




14 




14 




25 


2 


27 




1 




1 




15 




15 


Being present where gaming implements were found. 


5 




5 




1 




1 




49 




49 




3 




3 




2 


1 


3 




1 


7 


8 




22 


13 


35 




2 




2 




27 


2 


29 




6 




6 




4 




4 




9 




9 




3 




3 




360 


57 


417 




580 


172 


752 




14 


1 


15 




11 


1 


12 




4 




4 




15 


13 


28 






8 


8 




2 




2 



12 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




6 




6 




4 


3 




I^66piD^ ft house of ill-ffltUG • • • • • 


1 


2 


3 




5 


1 


g 




96 


5 


101 




9 


1 


10 




20 




20 




25 


22 


47 




7 


5 


12 




22 


1 


23 




81 




81 




1 




1 




2 




2 




1 




1 




1 








4 




4 




4 




4 




2 




2 




1 




1 


Refusing to impart information to assessors, . . 


1 




1 




4 




4 




1 




1 




6 




6 




10 


7 


17 












2 




2 


Unlawfully removing a gravestone, 


1 




1 




21 


2 


23 


\^iolation of bread law ••••••• 


4 


g 


12 




14 




14 




1 


2 


3 




37 




37 




1 


1 


2 




1 


- 


1 




1 




1 




31 




31 




1 




1 




1 




1 




1,901 


370 


2,271 



The following disposition was made of the above cases : — 



Appealed to the superior 




Bound over to the superior 


court and bailed, . 


67 


court and committed, . 59 


Appealed to the superior 




Committed to jail and house 


court and committed, 


13 


of correction for non- 


Bound over to the superior 




payment of fines, . . 640 


court and bailed, . 


7 





1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



13 



Committed to jail and house 




Defaulted, .... 


13 


of correction on direct 




Nol. prossed, 


78 


sentence, 


348 


Not guilty and discharged, 


285 


Committed to Massachu- 




Paid expenses only, . 


185 


setts Reformatory at Con- 




Paid fine only, . 


433 


cord, .... 


13 


Placed on file, . 


13 


Committed to Reformatory 




Quashed, .... 


13 


Prison for Women at 




Settled by marriage or for 




Sherborn, 


2 


trial in the superior court, 


14 


Committed to State Farm 








at Bridgewater, 


29 


Total, .... 


2,271 


Continued, .... 


59 







In addition were the following juvenile cases, those under 
seventeen years of age : — 



Number of arrests made : 




Released without trial, . 6 


Males, 


182 


Arraigned before the sec- 


Females, . 


25 


ond district court, . 201 




207 


207 



The arrests were made for the following offences : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




6 


3 


9 




2 




2 




34 




35 




8 




9 




3 




3 




3 




3 




1 




2 




2 




2 








1 




55 




58 




11 




11 








1 




1 




2 




13 




13 




1 


2 


3 




1 




1 




2 




2 




1 




1 




12 




12 




19 


10 


29 




5 


1 


6 




2 




2 




182 


25 


207 



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[Jan. 



Two hundred and one were arraigned before the second 
district court at sessions for juvenile offenders and disposed 
of as follows : — 



Appealed and bailed, . 


A 


Committed to Reformatory 




Bound oyer to the superior 




Prison for Women at 




court, .... 


D 


Sherborn, .... 


1 


Committed to the custody of 




Continued, .... 


o c 

00 


the Board of Lunacy and 




Defaulted, .... 


4 


Charity, . 


2 


Nol. prossed. 


27 


Committed to Industrial 




Not guilty and discharged, . 


15 


School at Lancaster, 


1 


Paid expenses only, . 


56 


Committed to House of Cor- 




Paid fine only. 


4 


rection at New Bedford, . 


4 


Placed on file, 


16 


Committed to Lyman School 








at Westborough, 


12 


Total, . ... 


201 


Committed to Massachusetts 








Reformatory at Concord, 


14 







Total number of arrests, including juveniles, . . 4,158 

Miscellaneous Work. 

Accidents reported, 147 

Buildings found open, 154 

Cases investigated, 19,226 

Defective sidewalks reported, 417 

Defective streets reported, 361 

Defective water pipes reported, 29 

Disturbances suppressed, 2,258 

Fire alarms given, 44 

Fires extinguished without alarm, 28 

Fires, men on duty at, . . 475 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, 146 

Lodgers accommodated, . . 2,460 

Lost children restored to parents, 428 

Notices served for Board of Health, 441 

Nuisances reported to Board of Health, 100 

Search warrants served, 46 

Stray teams cared for, 112 

Street obstructions removed, 9,756 

Wagon calls answered, 2,363 

Prisoners brought in by wagon, 2,748 

Miles run by wagon, 3,459.50 

Value of lost property restored, $8,371 58 

Value of stolen property recovered, f 3,869 94 



1899.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 15 



Licenses. 

The number of places licensed for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors on the first day of May, 1898 (not including drug- 
gists and clubs), was eighty-nine, being one to every one 
thousand of the population based on the census of 1895. 

There were thirty-four druggist and two special club 
licenses issued during the year. 

Amount paid into the city treasury for licenses, $163,034. 
The following table gives the number of licenses of all 



kinds issued, etc., during 


the 


year 


ending Nov. 30, 


1898 :— 




Sale of Intoxicating Liquor. 


o 


o 




First Class Inn- 
holder. 


First and Fourth 
Class Victualler. 


Fourth Class 

Wholesaler. 


Fifth Class Brewer. 


Sixth Class 

Druggist. 


Special Club. . 


Inn-holder without 
Liqu 


Common Victualler 
without Liqu 




4 


83 


1 


1 


34 


■ 2 


3 


80 


Licenses transferred 




7 






1 






10 


Applications rejected, .... 










3 


1 




71 


Applications for transfer rejected, 




1 












1 



Financial. 

Requisitions have been made on the city council for the 
sum of $130,417.67 to meet the running expenses of the 
department. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Salaries of officers $114,750 57 

Alterations and repairs, 2,248 81 

Badges, buttons, clubs, etc., 241 05 

Bedding and furniture, 503 99 

Boat hire, 8 60 

Carriage hire, 109 00 

Carting seized liquors, 15 00 

Cloth for uniforms, 1,000 94 

Expenses of officers, 296 58 

Express, telegrams, postage, etc., ... 32 60 

Fuel, 1,078 70 

Hay, grain, straw, etc., 286 57 

Carried forward, f 120,572 41 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. '99. 

Brought forward, $120,572 41 

Helmets, caps, shoulder straps, etc., . . . 641 30 

Horse shoeing, 50 25 

Ice, 154 28 

Janitor, 484 75 

Janitor's supplies, 192 89 

Labor on signal system, 1,278 49 

Laundry work, 184 90 

Legal services for officers, 28 50 

Light, 1,830 11 

Meals for prisoners, 910 85 

Photographs of prisoners, 35 25 

Printing, stationery, books, etc., .... 500 57 
Repairs on wagon and harness, . . . . 114 15 
Supplies for and repairs on signal system, includ- 
ing underground wires, 1,651 97 

Sundries, 202 35 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 658 33 

Transportation of prisoners, 468 35 

Typewriter for city marshal, . . . . 215 50 

Expenses of second district court, . . . 242 47 



Total, $130,417 67 



Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
JOSEPH HEALY, 
JOHN STANTON, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT . . . 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL KEPORT 



BOARD OF POLICE 



CITY OF FALL RIVER, 



December, 1899 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office S<3uare. 
1900. 

a/. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1899. 

To His Excellency Roger Wolcott, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work of 
the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1899 : — 

The Department. 

Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



Cit}' marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Inspectors, 4 

Captains, 4 

Lieutenants, 6 

Liquor police, 2 

Patrolmen, 93 

Committing officer, 1 

House officer, 1 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 



125 

The distribution of the force is shown by table on page 4. 

During the year charges have been preferred against five 
officers, the cases being disposed of as follows : — 

March 10, 1899, Patrolman John Windle was given a 
hearing on charges of neglect of duty, and was suspended 
^rom duty for thirty days without pay. 



4 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



July 7, 1899, Patrolman John F. Wadsworth was given a 
hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, and 
was reprimanded and suspended from duty for three months 
without pay. 

July 28, 1899, Patrolman Abraham L. Pilling was given 
a hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, and 
was reprimanded. 

Sept. 28, 1899, Patrolman Martin Barry was given a hear- 
ing on charges of absence without leave, and was reprimanded 
and reinstated to duty. He had been under suspension with- 
out pay for six days. 

Nov. 9, 1899, the charges of conduct unbecoming an 
officer preferred against Patrolman Michael R. Skelly were 
voted frivolous, and dismissed without a hearing. 



Distribution of Police Force^ Nov. 30^ 1899. 





CD 

<v 




Divisions. 






RANK. 














Head 
qua 


1. 




3. 


4. 


Totali 




1 










1 


AssiBtant city marBhal, 


1 










1 


Clerk of city marBhal, 


1 










1 




4 










4 






1 


1 


1 


1 


4 






8 


1 


1 


1 


6 




2 










2 






53 


12 


13 


15 


93 






1 








1 






1 








1 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




9 


64 


16 


17 


19 


125 



Horses, etc. 

The number of horses, wagons, etc., used in the depart- 
ment, is as follows : — 



Patrol service, horses, . . 3 
Patrol service, wagon, . . 1 



Committing van, . . . 1 



1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 5 



Work of the Department. 
Arrests y etc. 

Number of persons arrested, 4,473 

Males, 3,729 

Females, 744 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for each 
month : — 



December, 1898, . 


. 319 


July, 1899, . 


. 423 


January, 1899, 


. 285 


August, 1899, 


. 478 


February, 1899, . 


. 289 


September, 1899, . 


. 387 


March, 1899, 


. 313 


October, 1899, 


. 412 


April, 1899, . 


. 312 


November, 1899, . 


. 417 


May, 1899, . 


. 384 






June, 1899, . 


. 454 


Total, . 


. 4,473 



The occupations of the persons arrested (not including 
juveniles) were as follows : — 



Actors, 


3 


Carriage painters. 


4 


Agents, . . . . 


20 


Cigar maker, 


1 


Auctioneer, . . . . 


1 


Clerks, .... 


68 


Bakers, . . . . 


21 


Coachmen, . 


5 


Barbers, . . . . 


28 


Confectioners, 


3 


Bartenders, , . . . 


8 


Cooks, .... 


12 


Belt maker, . . . . 


1 


Core maker. 


1 


Blacksmiths, 


31 


Coopers, 


2 


Bleachers, . . . . 


4 


Cotton sampler, . 


1 


Boarding-house keepers. 


6 


Collector, 


1 


Bobbin makers, . 


2 


Dentists, 


2 


Bootblacks, . . . . 


5 


Doffers, 


65 


Bottleis, . . . . 


5 


Dressmakers, 


2 


Brakemen, . . . . 


2 


Dresser tender, . 


1 


Brewer, . . . . 


1 


Druggists, . 


2 


Bricklayers, . . . . 


10 


Dyers, .... 


12 


Brick makers. 


3 


Electrician, . 


1 


Bridge builder, . 


1 


Engineers, . 


5 


Butchers, . . . . 


14 


Engravers, . 


3 


Canvassers, . , . . 


7 


Expressman, 


1 


Carders, . . . . 


11 


Farmers, 


42 


Card grinders. 


28 


File cutter, . 


1 


Card strippers, . 


42 


Firemen, 


64 


Carpenters, . . . 


58 


Fishermen, . 


9 



6 



FALL 



EIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Florists, 


2 


Prostitutes, . . . r 


3 


Folders, 


4 


Publisher, . . . . 


1 


Gardeners, . 


2 


Quarry men, . . . . 


3 


Gas fitters, . 


2 


Reed makers. 


2 


Glass blower, 


1 


Reporter, . . . . 


1 


Hackmen, 


7 


Ring spinners, 


86 


Harness makers, . 


4 


Roofers, . . . . 


2 


Hatters, 


61 


Rope makers, 


4 


Hostlers, 


41 


Salesmen, . . . . 


17 


Hotel keepers. 


4 


Saloon keepers, . 


8 


Housekeepers, 


227 


School boys. 


27 


Janitors, 


3 


Seamen, . . . , 


4S 


Jewellers, . 


8 


Seamstress, . . . . 


1 


Junk dealers. 


5 


Second-hand goods dealer, . 


1 


Junk gatherers, . . 


9 


Servants, . . . . 


71 


Laborers, 


996 


Shoemakers, 


25 


Lathers, 


7 


Slasher tenders, . 


12 


Laundresses, 


6 


Slubber tenders, . 


4 


Laundrymen, 


2 


Soldiers, . . . . 


26 


Lawyer, 


1 


Speeder tenders, . 


141 


Linemen, 


2 


Spinners, . . . . 


171 


Loomfixers, . 


42 


Spooler tenders, . 


25 


Machinists, . 


41 


Sporting men, 


5 


Marble cutters, . 


2 


Steamboat hands, 


4 


Masons, 


34 


Steam fitters. 


7 


Merchants, . , 


47 


Stevedore, . 


1 


Milkmen^ 


3 


Stone cutters, 


10 


Milliners, 


r 2 


Surveyor of lumber, . 


1 


Moulders, 


7 


Tailors, . . . . 




Musicians, . 


6 


Teacher, 


1 


Nailers, 


3 


Teamsters, . 


180 


Nurse, .... 


1 


Tinsmiths-, . 


4 


Operatives, . 


9 


Tool sharpener, . 


1 


Overseers, . 


30 


Tubers, 


2 


Painters, 


64 


Twisters, 


4 


Paper hanger, 


1 


Undertaker, . 


1 


Paver, .... 


1 


Upholsterers, 


3 


Peddlers, 


40 


Waiters, 


15 


Photographers, . 


2 


Warper tenders, . 


3 


Physicians, . 


7 


Watchmen, . 


6 


Picker tenders, . 


10 


Weavers, 


850 


Plasterers, . . . 


2 


Web drawers. 


9 


Plumbers, . 


12 


Wheelwright, 


1 


Pool-room keepers, 


16 


Winders, 


3 


Porter, .... 


1 


Wool scourer. 


1 


Potter, .... 


1 






Pressmen, , 


5 


Total, . 


4,184 


Printers, 


8 







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ScrERIOR COUBT. 


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NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Family, neglect to support, 



1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 




20 



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22 



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26 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Superior 
Court. 


•Saipuaj 


1 1-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


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s^^osnqotJSSB 


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Second District Court. 


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1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 <-i 1 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


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aoj looqog avmA'-i 


rHIIIIIIIIIIiHf-ll 


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•ea siiasnqoBBSBj^ 


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•paiinBjarr 


(Mllllll|i-l|i-illl 




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rH>-ll liAli-HI 1 ICOl 1 1 


•janoQ jouad 
-ng 0^ JSAO panog 


I.HrHllllllr-11111 


•pajBaddy 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


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-aQ ni pa^iirauioo 


1 1 1 1 1 1 IM 1 1 1 1 1 1 rH 


•aoi^ piB<j 


TjtlrHlrHICSI 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•pajjinbDy 


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rH (M CO 




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rH <0 CO 




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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CO 1 1 1 t 1 1 




<D«0<M«)i»C^t-'^rHfH?OCOCirH 
tH <N «> CO 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Assault and battery, .... 
Assault with a weapon. 
Breaking, entering and larceny, . 
City ordinances, violation of. 
Contempt of court, .... 
Disturbing a public school, . 
Disturbing the peace, .... 

Drunkenness 

Idle and disorderly person, . 
Indecent exposure of person, 

Larceny 

Larceny from the person. 

Larceny in a building, .... 

Lewd and lascivious behavior. 



1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 27 



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1 1 t> 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 <M 1 1 1 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 iH 1 1 1 




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1 i-i 1 I 1 1 rH I rH 1 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 




t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 CO 1 1 rH 1 1 rH rH 1 1 




1 1 rH 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 




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1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 




1 1 1 1 1 (N 1 1 1 1 tH 


to 


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o> 

00 


Lord's Day, violation of, . . . 

Peddler's law, violation of , . 
Railway car, throwing a missile at, . 

Witness, 



28 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Comparative Statement of Arrests for Five Years ^ 1 895-99 ^ In- 
clusive, 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1895. 


1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


Population, 87,926; 
Arrests, 3,812. 


Population, 97,355; 
Arrests, 3,966. 


Population, 101,106; 
Arrests, 4,283. 


Population, 97,517; 
Arrests, 4,158. 


Population, 102,281; 
Arrests, 4,473. 


Abduction 




1 








Abortion • • • • • • 






2 








16 


16 


23 


19 


23 


AdvertisenientSj defacing objects witli, • • • 








4 








2 


3 


1 




Assault and battery • • • 


380 


435 


407 


315 


329 




1 




1 








6 


11 


4 


2 


6 




8 


13 


17 


15 


15 


Assault with intent to kill, 






2 






XACCCAlilL WlLXl lUl^lIt tV llidiUi, • • • • • 








1 






23 


40 


35 


32 


31 


Assessors, refusing to imp&rt iDform&tiOD t0| • • 






1 


1 






13 


8 


16 


16 


11 




1 






1 




Bicycle law, violation of, 






2 








10 


4 


8 


11 


6 




1 












g 


_ 


54 


14 


_ 


Bread law, violation of, ••••••• 








12 


13 




55 


72 


77 


81 


55 








5 






Bribe, requesting as a municipal officer, • • • 






2 








3 


1 




8 


2 


City government, being interested in contract with. 






3 






while ft member of. 














33 


37 


51 


40 


94 




2 












9 


12 


3 


3 


15 




7 


13 


13 


8 


18 




86 


68 


34 


35 


34 






1 


2 














3 





1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 29 

Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc. — Continued. 





1895. 


1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899, 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


ion, 87,926; 
ts, 3,812. 


ion, 97,355; 
ts, 3,966. 


ion, 101,106; 
ta, 4,283. 


ion, 97,517; 
ts, 4,158. 


ion, 102,281; 
ts, 4,473. 




lint 

tiai 
res 


s I 


eS S 


ilat 
iiai 

res 


lot 

iiai 
ree 




B hi 
^< 


o ^ 


^< 
O 


9 U 
^< 

Oh 






- 


- 


4 


- 


- 




28 


42 


40 


46 


46 




3 


_ 


- 


1 


- 




3 


11 


3 


5 


6 


Deeertion from U. S. army and navy 


- 


_ 


- 


1 


6 




3 


6 


9 


1 


- 




9 


13 


10 


6 


18 


Disturbing a public school, 


- 


_ 


- 


6 


2 




1 


_ 


2 


- 


- 




348 


368 


372 


421 


515 




2 


3 


6 


3 


3 




2,043 


2,053 


2,263 


2,383 


2,478 


Election law, violation of 


- 


_ 


_ 


1 


- 




8 


9 


10 


16 


15 




5 


4 


4 


3 


8 




1 


5 


_ 


- 


- 




4 


4 


11 


15 


5 




85 


90 


100 


83 


77 


Firemen's license law, violation of, . ... 


- 


_ 


_ 


- 


5 




2 


6 


2 


1 


11 




4 


2 


1 


4 


3 




— 


29 


9 


30 


29 


Fugitive from justice, 




- 


1 




2 




1 














1 


2 




5 


Gaming implements, being present where found, 


45 


33 


27 


5 


4 


Grave stone, unlawfully removing a 








1 






7 


3 


1 


2 


8 






9 


9 


8 


12 


Ill-fame, enticing a woman to house of, . . . 




1 










6 


3 


2 


3 


9 


Ill-fame, sending a girl to house of, ... . 










I 


Ill-fame, suffering a female under twenty-one years 
of age to remain in house of. 










1 



30 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc. — Continued. 





1895. 


1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 




CI • 




to 
o 




ion, 102,281; 
Its, 4,473. 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


ion, 87,9 
Its, 3,812 


ion, 97,3 
ts, 3,966 


r-l 00 

o 

"^■"^ 

s« 


ion, 97,5 
its, 4,158 




A <X) 


OS 0) 




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Ilat 
res 








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Ph 


Oh 


O ^ 


Oh 


Illicit distillery, keeping an, 






1 


- 






1 




_ 


_ 






2 


g 


5 


6 


5 




56 


86 


84 


10 


14 


Insurance laws, violation of, 






- - 


- 


1 


Internal revenue laws, violation of, ... . 


1 




_ 


_ 










_ 


1 


2 




85 


130 


160 


162 


123 




g 


9 


7 


10 


14 




27 


31 


30 


33 


26 


Larceny in a car, 






_ 


- 


2 


Larceny in a vessel, 






- 


- 


3 




34 


38 


54 


60 


69 


Liquor, giving to a prisoner, 






1 


- 






45 


18 


33 


6 


26 


Liquor, dispensing unlawfully to a club, 




\ 


_ 


_ 






36 


13 


12 


33 


21 






\ 


_ 


_ 






32 


26 


43 


35 


43 






J. 


_ 


_ 


2 


Mayhem, 






_ 


_ 


1 






5 


3 


- 


2 


Mortgaged property, concealing or selling, . 


8 


1 


3 


7 


2 




2 


1 


1 






Neglected children 






_ 


3 


8 




1 




_ 








3 


4 


9 


1 


2 




1 






1 




Oleomargarine law, violation of, 






2 








1 


2 


9 


1 


2 








3 


1 


3 






1 








Physician's registry law, violation of 




3 


2 




5 



1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 31 



Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc. — Concluded. 





1895. 


1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


ion, 87,926; 
ts, 3,812. 


ion, 97,355; 
its, 3,966. 


CO 

o 

l-H 00 

O <N 

s« 


>0 00 

o> ""!> 
a - 

O OD 


Ion, 102,281; 
its, 4,473. 




Populat 
Arrea 


Populat 
Arres 


Populat 
Arree 


Populat 
Arree 


Populat 
Arree 


Plumbing law, violation of 










1 




2 


3 


1 


1 


1 




9 




12 


3 


20 




9 










Railway car, throwing a missile at, ... . 










2 




5 


13 


15 


10 


10 








1 


1 


1 




7 








2 




2 












6 




1 


2 


2 




4 


11 


4 


8 




Slaughtering cattle without license, .... 










1 






3 








Stable keeper, defrauding 


- 




- 


- 


1 




2 


10 


15 


18 


10 




4 


1 


4 


2 


4 


Street car, throwing a missile at 










1 




45 


54 


56 


47 


66 




2 




2 




2 












3 




1 


6 


3 




2 




1 


2 


2 


2 


13 






2 










101 


51 


49 


29 


26 






2 


3 


3 


1 




3,812 


3,966 


4,283 


4,158 


4,473 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 




1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 33 



S 


2,105 


1 1 1 •>* 1 1 1 


eo 


1 1 I I 1 1 


to 
to 


1 1 1 (M 1 1-1 1 


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1 1 1 <N 1 tH 1 


oo 


i-H 1 t 0> 1 r-l 1 


CO 


rH 1 <M eo 1 iH 1 


■<*< 

CO 


r-l eo 1 Tl( rH 1 


CO 


1 I-l 1 rl t iH 
iH 




T-t 1 1 r-l 1 


IM 
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r-l 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


L 
1 


Portugal, .... 
Prince Edward Island, 

Russia 

Scotland, .... 

Sweden, 

Wales 

West Indies, .... 

xoiaiB, .... 



34 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Miscellaneous Work. 





1898. 


1899. 




147 


157 




154 


160 






28,133 




417 


423 




361 


274 




29 


35 




2,258 


2,117 




44 


73 




28 


62 




475 


810 




146 


78 




O Add 


2,105 




428 


503 




441 


286 




100 


68 




46 


46 




112 


79 




9,756 


9,323 




2,363 


2,504 




3,459^ 


3,611 




2,748 


2,886 




$8,371 58 


$7,408 25 




3,869 24 


5.048 61 





Licenses. 

The number of places licensed for the sale of intoxicating 
liquors on the first day of May, 1899 (not including drug- 
gists and clubs), was eighty-nine, being one to each one 
thousand of the population, based on the census of 1895. 

There were thirty-eight druggist and two special club 
licenses issued during the year. 

Amount paid into the city treasury for licenses, $163,038. 

The following table gives the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1899 : — 





Sale of Intoxicating Liquor. 








older. 


ourth 
laller. 


OD 


rewer. 


n 
"So 






tualler 




.£3 




n 
at — • 


CQ 


2 






o 




a 

aa a 
m 1— 1 

a 
"3 

CO 
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s 


First and 
Claas Vic 


Fourth-claB 
Who 


Fifth-ClBBB 


a 
"o 


Special Clu 


Innholder. 


Common V 




4 


84 


1 


1 


38 


2 


3 


77 


LiceneeB transferred, ' . 




5 






1 






3 


Licenses revoked, 




1 






1 






17 


Applications rejected, .... 










3 






58 



1900.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 35 

Financial. 

Requisitions have been made on the city council for the 
sum of $130,284.85, to meet the running expenses of the 
department. The expenditures were as follows : — 

Salaries, $113,742 79 

Signal service, labor, repairs and supplies, . . . 3,923 76 

Alterations and repairs to station houses, .... 1,013 47 

Brooms, brushes, dusters, soap, etc., 178 30 

Carriage hire, 74 00 

Committing prisoners, railroad fare and officers' expenses, 540 65 

Food for prisoners, 948 70 

Fuel, 1,004 15 

Furniture and bedding, 332 40 

Hay, grain and straw, 322 40 

Horse, 200 00 

Horseshoeing, 42 62 

Ice, 84 48 

Janitor, 495 00 

Laundry work, 134 89 

Legal advice, 50 00 

Light 2,188 73 

Newspapers and advertising, 66 46 

Office expenses, express, postage, etc., . . . . 41 64 

Officers' expenses, 420 85 

Photographs of prisoners, 21 25 

Printing and stationery, including typewriter and dupli- 
cating machines, 857 87 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 606 87 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 327 73 

Uniform materials, including revolvers, .... 2,127 70 

Veteran firemen's muster, additional police services, , . 189 43 

Sundry supplies and expenses, 348 71 



Total, $130,284 85 

Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
JOSEPH HEALY, 
JOHN STANTON, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF POLICE 



CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1900 



BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1901. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1900. 

To His Excellency W. Murray Crane, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in compli- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, 
respectfully submits the following report of the work of the 
police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1900 : — 

The Department. 
Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 4 

Inspectors, 4 

Lieutenants, 6 

City marshal's clerk, .... .... 1 

Liquor police, , . 2 

Patrolmen, 90 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Wagon men, 2 

Committing officer, 1 

Stewards, 8 

House officer, 1 

Matrons, 2 

Total, Vlb 



The distribution of the force is shown by the table on the 
following page. 



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Distribution of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1900. 





00 




Divisions. 






RANK. 












Totals. 




n 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 






1 










1 


ABsistant city marshal, . . . 


1 










1 






1 




1 

Ji 


1 


4 




4 










4 






3 


1 


1 


1 


6 


City marshal's clerk, .... 


1 














2 










2 






50 
\ 


12 


13 


15 


90 






2 








2 






2 








2 


Committing ofl&cer, .... 




1 








1 






2 


2 


2 


2 


8 






1 








1 






2 








2 




9 


64 


16 


17 


19 


125 



Vacancies, 

During the year five vacancies have occurred, — one patrol- 
man and four stewards have died. 

Patrolman Richard Hurley died Dec. 16, 1899. He was 
appointed a patrolman Feb. 16, 1883. 

Steward Joseph Griffin died March 25, 1900. He was 
appointed assistant constable April 20, 1857, and served one 
year; appointed a patrolman May 21, 1877, and served until 
1879; reappointed in 1880, remaining in the department 
until his death. 

Steward Amariah C. Hall died April 3, 1900. He was 
appointed a watchman April 20, 1857, and resigned Sept. 
28, 1857 ; reappointed in 1867, and served until 1879 ; reap- 
pointed in 1881, remaining in the department until his 
death. 

Steward George W. Wyatt died April 22, 1900. He was 
appointed a watchman Sept. 1, 1862, and resigned April 6, 
1863; reappointed April 3, 1871, and resigned June 5, 



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1876 ; reappointed in February, 1883, remaining in the 
department until his death. 

Steward Isaiah Lord died June 19, 1900. He was ap- 
pointed a patrolman Feb. 20, 1882. 



Appointments, 

Five patrolmen have been appointed on the force, as fol- 
lows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age., 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Jeremiah H. Leary, 


Dec. 26, 1899, 


35 


Berehaven, Ire., . 


Laborer. 


Hugh E. Kenney 


April 13, 1900,. 


30 


Fall River, Mass., 


Overseer. 


Abel J. Violette 


April 13, 1900, 


24 


Van Buren, Me., . 


Motorneer. 


David M. Connell, 


July 2, 1900, 


30 


Newport, R. I., . 


Plumber. 


Richard Leather, .... 


July 2, 1900, 


28 


Wigan, England, . 


Weaver. 



Reserve Force, 
A reserve force has been established under the provisions 
of chapter 95 of the Acts of 1900, as follows : — 

An Act to provide for the appointment of a reserve police 
force in the city of fall river. 

Section 1. The board of police for the city of Fall River may 
from time to time, as authorized by said city and under such rules 
as the civil service commissioners of the Commonwealth prescribe, 
appoint suitable persons to constitute a reserve police force for 
said city, who shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the 
board of police may prescribe, and who may be removed by said 
board for any reason satisfactory to it. Said board of police may 
assign the members of said reserve police force to duty in said city 
whenever and for such time as it shall deem necessary, and when 
on duty they shall have and exercise all the powers and duties held 
and exercised by the police of said city. 

Section 2. All appointments upon the regular police force of 
said city shall be made from the reserve police force, under such 
rules as the civil service commissioners of the Commonwealth may 
prescribe ; and service upon the reserve police force for not less 
than six months shall be deemed to be equivalent to the proba- 
tionary period now required by the rules of said commissioners. 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Section 3. The members of the reserve police force shall when 
on duty be paid by the city of Fall River such compensation, not 
exceeding two dollars and fifty cents a day, as the board of police 
may prescribe. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Five reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


John F.Boyd, .... 


Nov. 27, 1900, 


36 


Belfast, Ire., 


Hatter. 


Ambroise L. N. Lapointe, . 


Nov. 27, 1900, 


32 


St. Cecil, Que., . 


Loom fixer. 


William McCullough, . 


Nov. 27, 1900, 


32 


Ireland, 


Motorneer. 


Charles A. Smithson, . 


Nov. 27, 1900, 


24 


Fall River, Mass., 


Loom fixer. 


John F. Sullivan 


Nov. 27, 1900, 


35 


Glenrough, Ire., . 


Laborer. 



Work of the Department. 
Ai^rests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1900, was 4,460, against 4,473 the preceding year, 
being a decrease of 13. The number of arrests for the year 
is an increase of 322, or 7.78 per cent., over the average 
number of arrests for the five years from 1895 to 1899, 
inclusive. The number of arrests for the year is 4.253 per 
cent, of the population. The average number of arrests for 
the five years from 1895 to 1899, inclusive, is 4,138, and is 
4.255 per cent, of the average population, for that time. 

The number of males arrested was 3,715 ; of females, 745 ; 
of juveniles (those under seventeen years of age), 384; of 
foreigners, 2,694; of non-residents, 636. Seventy persons 
were delivered to other authorities, 1,434 were released 
(1,417 being first offenders for drunkenness) and 2,956 were 
held for trial. 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Miscellaneous Work, 





1899. 


1900. 




157 


122 




160 


127 




28,133 


31,133 




423 


343 




274 


308 




35 


43 




2,117 


1,935 




73 


54 




52 


52 




810 


771 




78 


39 




2,105 


1,394 




503 


447 




286 


279 




58 


54 




46 


37 




79 


78 




9,323 


9,012 




$7,408 25 


$7,684 78 




5,048 61 


5,137 58 



Nativities. 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 







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Africa, .... 


1 




1 


Greece, .... 


1 




1 


Assyria, .... 


11 




11 


India 


1 




1 


Australia, 


3 




3 


Ireland 


522 


161 


683 


Austria, .... 


16 




16 


Italy 


20 


3 


23 


British Provinces,* . 


31 


6 


37 


Norway and Sweden, . 


10 


1 


11 


Canada, .... 


751 


97 


848 


Portugal.t 


94 


2 


96 


China, .... 


10 




10 


Russia, .... 


95 


8 


103 


Denmark, 


2 




2 


Scotland, 


47 


29 


76 


East Indies, 


1 




1 


Switzerland, . 


1 




1 


Egypt, .... 


1 




1 


Turkey 


2 




2 


England, .... 


576 


163 


739 


United States, 


1,493 


273 


1,766 


Finland, .... 


1 




1 


West Indies, . 


6 




6 


Prance, .... 
Germany, 


9 


1 
1 


10 
11 










10 


Totals, 


3,715 


745 


4.460 



* New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 
t Includes Western Islands. 



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Ages, 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





M.&16B. 


6ni&l6S . 


Totals 




563 


64 


627 




514 


86 


600 




528 


134 


662 




517 


121 


638 




482 


98 


580 




393 


107 


500 




267 


62 


329 




219 


38 


257 




114 


18 


132 




118 


17 


135 




3,715 


745 


4,460 



Occupations. 

The occupations of the prisoners, exclusive of juveniles, 
were as follows : — 



Actors, 


6 


Car conductors, . 


5 


Agents, .... 


14 


Carders, 


5 


Bakers, .... 


11 


Card grinders. 


37 


Barbers, . . . . 


35 


Card strippers, 


44 


Bar tenders. 


8 


Carpenters, . 


54 


Beamers, . . . . 


4 


Cattle dealer, 


1 


Blacksmiths, 


32 


Cigar makers, 


5 


Bleachers, . . . . 


11 


Clerks,. 


58 


Bobbin maker, 


1 


Coachmen, . 


2 


Boarding-house keepers. 


2 


Collectors, . 


4 


Boiler makers, 


5 


Comber tender, . 


1 


Book-keepers, 


2 


Confectioners, 


2 


Bootblacks, . . . . 


8 


Cooks, . 


20 


Bottlers, . . . . 


4 


Cop tube maker, . 


1 


Box maker, . . . . 


1 


Crossing tender, . 


1 


Brakemen, . . . . 


9 


Curriers, 


3 


Brewer, . . . . 


1 


Decorator, . 


1 


Brick layers, 


5 


Dentist, 


1 


Brick maker, 


1 


Doffers, 


84 


Brush makers, 


2 


Dressmakers, 


5 


Butchers, . . . . 


7 


Druggists, . 


7 


Calender men, 


3 


Dyers, .... 


12 


Canvassers, . . . . 


9 


Electrician, . 


1 



10 



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[Jan. 



Elevator men, 


8 


Palmist, 


1 


Engineers, . 


10 


Paper hanger, 


1 


Expressmen, 


3 


Pavers, 


2 


Farmers, 


39 


Peddlers, 


50 


Firemen, 


49 


Photographer, 


1 


Fishermen, . 


16 


Physicians, . 


7 


Florist, 


1 


Picker makers, . 


2 


Folders, 


4 


Picker tenders, . 


12 


Fortune teller, 


1 


Picture-frame maker, . 


1 


Gardeners, . 


9 


Plasterers, . 


5 


Gas fitter, 


1 


Platers, 


2 


Glaziers, 


2 


Plumbers, . 


5 


Hackmen, . 


4 


Polishers, 


2 


Hair dresser. 


1 


Porters, 


4 


Harness makers, . 


5 


Pool-room keepers, 


5 


Hatters, 


37 


Pressmen, . 


2 


Horse trader. 


1 


Printers, 


2 


Hostlers, 


34 


Quarrymen, . 


5 


Hotel keepers. 


3 


Reed maker, 


1 


Housekeepers, 


. 203 


Reporters, . 


4 


Iron worker, 


1 


Ring spinners. 


. 116 


Janitors, 


4 


Roll coverer, 


1 


Jewellers, . 


6 


Roofers, . . 


2 


Junk dealers. 


7 


Rope makers. 


2 


Junk gatherers, . 


12 


Sail makers, . 


2 


Laborers, 


. 944 


Salesmen, . 


12 


Lathers, 


2 


Saloon keepers, . 


14 


Laundresses, 


8 


School boys, 


3 


Laundrymen, 


12 


Scissors grinder, . 


1 


Linemen, 


4 


Seamen, 


49 


Loom fixers. 


43 


Seamstress, . 


1 


Loom harness maker, . 


1 


Servants, 


71 


Lumber surveyors, 


2 


Sheet metal worker, . 


1 


Machinists, . 


28 


Sheriff, 


1 


Masons, 


21 


Sheriff's keeper, . 


1 


Merchants, . 


62 


Shoemakers, 


35 


Milkmen, 


6 


Slasher tenders, . 


13 


Milliners, 


2 


Slaters, 


2 


Motor man, . 


1 


Slubber tenders, . 


9 


Moulders, 


17 


Soldiers, 


24 


Musicians, . 


4 


Solicitor, 


1 


Music teachers, . 


5 


Speeder tenders, . 


. 141 


Nailers, 


3 


Spindle maker. 


1 


Oilers, .... 


10 


Spinners, 


. 169 


Operatives, . 


5 


Spooler tenders, . 


32 


Overseers, . 


17 


Stable keepers, . 


2 


Painters, 


62 


Steamboat hands, 


6 



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Steam fitters, 


5 


Valet, 


1 


Stevedores, . 


3 


Variety performer, 


1 


Stone cutters, 


8 


Waiters, .... 


10 


Superintendents, . 


2 


Warper tenders, . 


6 


Tailors, 


11 


Watchmen, .... 


3 


Teacher, 


1 


Weavers, .... 


759 


Teamsters, . 


. 155 


Web drawers. 


11 


Tinsmiths, . 


5 


Wood carver, 


1 


Twisters, 


7 


Wood turner. 


1 


Umbrella mender, 


1 


Total, .... 




Undertakers, 


3 


4,076 


Upholsterers, 


3 








Drunkenness, 




The number 


of persons a 


rrested for drunkenness 


was 



2,237, against 2,478 the preceding year, being a decrease 
of 241. The number of arrests for drunkenness for the 
year is a decrease of 7 from the average number of arrests 
for this offence for the five years from 1895 to 1899, inclu- 
sive. Of the decrease in drunkenness this year, 225 were 
males and 16 were females. 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 





MaleB. 


Females. 


Totals. 




166 


35 


201 




116 


20 


136 




105 


30 


135 




163 


23 


186 




134 


43 


177 




137 


39 


176 




195 


46 


241 


July, 1900 


169 


37 


206 




142 


35 


177 


September, 1900, 


179 


41 


220 


October, 1900 


159 


39 


198 




156 


28 


184 


Totals, 


1,821 


416 


2,237 



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a minor. 

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1 1 1 1 1 Tl< rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




lOI 1 l«-<li-(fH|rH| 1 1 1 1 


K 
W 

Q 
< 




1 1 1 1 1 iH 1 rH 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 




t t~ I 1 ICOrH|iH-<*l 1 


35 

AND Under 
40. 




|i-tc^| 1 I 1 1 1 It-lll-H 




1 ieO?-ieOrHrH| I |,_(rH| 


30 

AND Under 
35. 




iC4if-ii'<i4c<«iiiiiriii 




IOI(N(M(Mdr-li-H(M|r-l| I 1 1 


« 


fi 
;z; 
■«) 




IC4l|r-ieOIIIIIIII)l 




|t-l(N«Oi-iC<l»0'««>( 1 1 li^l 


» 
pa 
p 

ft 




|TfliHlt~C4lllllllll 


•BaiBH 


r-lOO |irst-it5 ( IflO'^rHr-c IC^M 1 


Under 
20. 


•SaiBCDS^J 


l««|ll(N— IIIIIICOIII 






NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Junk law, violation of, .... 

Larceny in a building 

Lewd and lascivious behavior, . 
Lewd and lascivious cohabitation, . 
Liquor, keeping and selling, unlawfully, . 

Lord's Day, violation of 

Malicious mischief, 

Mortgaged property, concealing, 

Obstructing an officer, 

Peddler's law, violation of, . 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT 




FALL KIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Other 
Countries. 


'flr^TTtrnA J 


1 IH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




lrH||-<»i|-l|fH|l||l||l 


Austria. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 t- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Norway 

AND 

Sweden. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 


Russia. 




1 1 1 t rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i-H 1 1 1 




llll'«l<li-ltllll'*IIC<3 


Portugal. 


•saieraa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




i<Miicoiieoc4iiiiiii 


British 
Provinces. 


•eaiBcaa^ 


1 1 ( 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




pH 1 1 1 1 1 l-l 1 1 1 1 1 1 ) 1 1 


Scotland. 




1 1 1 1 Pi 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Ireland. 




leoiiooiii-iiiiiiiii 




1 1 1 lOr-IOOC^C^I 1 1 1 1 IC^ 

CO 


England. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 94 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 i« 1 1 O 1 1 r-4 (M irt 1 1 1 i 1 CO 


Canada. 


•saiBme^ |ieoiif-ii.-iiiiiiiiii 




iTjic<»i(NMc<Oirt>i-iieoi 1 CO o 


United 
States. 


•saiBiua^ 


iTfllOllrHlllllllrH 




100 |(MC^<O»«>00 00«-4i-<-<t tiHtOt- 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Abortion, accessory to, ... 

Adultery 

Amusement law, violation of. 
Arson and other burnings, . 

Assault and battery 

Assault, indecent, 

Assault on officer 

Assault with a weapon. 

Bastardy 

Boarding-house keeper, defrauding, . 
Bread law, violation of, ... 
Breaking and entering. 
Breaking and entering, attempted. 
Breaking, entering and larceny, . 



1901.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 




24 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan 



Other 
Countries. 




1 1 1 1 C4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i-l 1 




»OI(NIC^rHI Irlt-I 1 1 1 1 1 


Austria. 




t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 <-! 1 


Norway 

AND 

Sweden. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Russia. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 (H C4 1 1' 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Portugal. 




1 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




CO 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


British 
Provinces. 


•saiBcaa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•eeiBK 


lll-HIOIIIIIIIIrHII 


Scotland. 


'BaiBtna^ 


1 1 1 1 <N 1 1 1 1 1 l-l 1 1 1 1 1 




CI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Ireland. 




1 1 1 1 <0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CI 1 




Olddl-IIIIIIIIIICCI 


England. 


•eaiBoia^ 


1 1 iH 1 O 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 


•saiBpi 


^leOrHrll 1 ll-ll 1 li-lrH>*rH 


Canada. 


•saiBina^ 


llll>AIIIIIC4llli-^l 


•saiBH 




United 
States. 


•saiBoia^ 


IlllCOIItll'^CIIICOl 


•B8IBJ^ 


'S" 1 -* rH rl 1 (N 1 1 lA I i-H C<» <M rH 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Family, neglect to support, . 
Fish law, violation of, . 

Food law, violation of 

Forgery and uttering worthleee checks, 

Fugitive from justice 

Game law, violation of, ... 

Gaming house, keeping a, . . . 

Gaming implements, being present 

where found. 
Idle and disorderly persons. 

Ill-fame, keeping a house of, 

Indecent exposure of person, 

Insane persons 

Itinerant vendor law, violation of. 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



25 



I t I 



I I I 



I I I 



I C4 I I 



I (M I I 



rH ^ O 



<M O d 



2 o 



a 



^ ^ -a .jf^ 



^ a 



26 



FALL RIVER POLICE, 



f Jan. 



Other 
Countries. 




' 1 1 1 1 1 1 






1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


o 

00 


Austria. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 






1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


<o 


Norway 

AND 

Sweden. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 ' i '~' 




1 1 1 1 1 1 ' j 


Russia. 


•881BaJ8^ 


• 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CO 


•88(BJ^ 


(N i-l 1 1 1 1 1 O 


Portugal. 


BaiBtna^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




•saiBpi 


CO 1 rH 1 1 1 1 


OS 


British 
Provinces. 


•saiBcaa^ 


1 1 1 1 t 1 1 


to 


•BajBi^ 


1 1 (M 1 1 1 1 


CO 


Scotland. 


•BaiBoiaj 






•eaiBW 


1 1 1 1 i-l 1 <N 




Ireland. 




^ 1 1 1 1 1 rH 


CO 


•flajBpj 


. . . ^ . . CO !gi 


England. 


•BaiBuia^ 


CO 1 1 1 1 1 ' j ^ 


•B9IBJ^ 


t- IH 1 t rl 1 (N 


CO 

t- 


1 

Canada. 


•Ba[Brae^i 


>« 1 1 1 1 1 rH t~ 

a> 




rH rH rH 1 rH kO 1 rH 

rH iti 
tr- 


United 
States. 


•eaiBcnajj 


rH 1 1 1 1 1 04 


eo 
t- 

(M 


•saiBpi 


O 1 1 1 1 1 o 
C< rH 


1,493 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Stubbornness, 

Tobacco law, violation of, . 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



Prince 
Edward 
Island. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 >-( IH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Scotland. 


-saiBoid^ 


1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 iH 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 


Russia, 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




llllliHIIIrHlllli-l 


Western 
Islands. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




rHllll<M|iHIIIII|(N 


Assyria. 


•B9IBni9^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 


•B9I8PI 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 


Ireland. 


'S9IBra9^ 


1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 I i-i 1 1 t 1 1 


•B91BJ^ 


rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


England, 


•89IBm9^J 


1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C4 


•891BJ^ 


OOI(MIMi^l>-ll 1 1 1 1 icq 


Canada. 


•89IBai9,J 


1 1 1 t t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•B91BJ\[ 


eol 1 i^HiOieoieofOi i * ^ 


United 
States. 


•BaiBtaa^j 


1 ItHlrll lfH(MI 1 1 1 


•89lBpi 


t-i-i IINOSCO l'*i-lt-(Ni-ii-i.-(-«!l< 
rH CO rH O 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Aesault and battery 

Breaking and entering, attenopted. 

City ordinances, violation of 

Desertion from United States navy, . 
Disturbing the peace, 



28 



Prince 
Edward 
Island. 




FALL RIVER POLICE. 
1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


1 


•881BH 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




Scotland. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




Russia. 


•BaiBtao^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i-H 1 1 1 


•«}» 


Western 
Islands. 


•Baiaraa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


1 




1 1 1 p-l 1 1 1 1 (N 1 1 1 


C» 


Assyria. 


•B»iBajaj[ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


1 




1 1 1 1 1 I-H 1 1 1 1 1 1 




Ireland. 


-BsiBind^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 l-l 1 1 




•Bai«K 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




England. 


•BaiBuia^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rl 1 1 1 






1 1 ItHI I |rHTi<l-l| 1 


o 


Canada. 


•BaiBina^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




•B3IBK 


l-HIMUSI 1 1 l<OeOi-lrH 


<o 


United 
States. 


6d[BCU8^ 


1 1 1 1 CO 1 1 1 O 1 1 1 




•B3IBJV 




lO 

eo 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Neglected children 

Trespass 



[Jan, 



1901.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 











'oaoioM JOJ 
uosuj ifjoiBinjoja'ji 


1 1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 > 


• if i O^B in J J 9'g 


1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•nopoajaoo jo asnoH 


' ' iMeo«ot-l 1 1 < 1 


•ani^j JO luaoiifBd 
-uo^" aoj paiiionnoo 


Tf r-l 




l-HIJl IC-Ji-Ii-HtH I(MC^.0 I 1 

ao 


•jaAO panog 


«IC^IC0l-lr-tOI 1 1 l>0 


•pasBaja'a 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•paaosudrai 


1 1 1 ^ <o 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•pani^ 


(MC^ 1 CM iH 00 t- 1 05 lO 1 1 


•aoii^qojj 


... 55 ........ . 


ao 


l..rH||.rH03ll.l 


•pa8804d-I0^ 


VO 1 . 1 1 , M . rH ( rH 1 


"jnamapnf 

}nomiA\ UQ 


1 1 .... 1 . 1 ... 1 


•paqsBn^ 


. . 1 . . . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 


•paasiraeiQ 


.... 1 1 . CO 1 ... 1 


•pajinBjad 


( . . <N 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . 


•pajjinboy 


INI .0(N(>OI .001 .<N 


•pajoiAuoo 


0S(N(Ma000OU0(M»O'*if5THir5 
(N 05 (M iH i-l 

<M 


"janoo oi jaqinn^ 


rHC^C^mOOOOOiOt-iOrHt- 
OS (M iH IM <M rH 
OS 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Aeeault on oflBcer 

Boarding-house keeper, defrauding 

Bread law, violation of 

Breaking and entering 

Breaking and entering, attempted, .... 



30 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



•pajsaddv 


IC^Ii-IOI 1 1 l<MI(N'-<l«a 




1 1 iM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 <o 


nostj^j ^jojBtuioja'jj 


lll-^lllllllr-trHlrH 


•ifaoiBoiJOja'ji 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C4 1 1 


•nopoaiioQ JO asnog 


1 1 |-S<01IMI 1 1 IrHOO^rj^ 


•eai^j JO lUBvaKvd 
-ao_fci joj paiijraraoo 


C^-**! l(Mi-l|Oli-l| lOiMtO 
1— 1 t— 

T-1 CO 


•aaij PlBj 


It— 1 ICif-crHOlC^l |<Me0«O 
(M CO 


•jaAO panog 


^ 1 1 1 1 • 1 . 1 1 • ■ 1 . 1 


•pasBoja^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ^ 


•panosjjdaii 




•patilJ 


CO T-l rH «0 CO 


•aoiiBqojj 


C<«01-^l 1 1 1 1 1 1 |i-H50|«D 

CO 


•on iT nr\ 


d(NI 1 liHI 1 1 1 • liOr^t- 


•p3980Jd-[0^ 


C^COIC^COI |i-l»HI 1 ICOICO 


•jaaraSpnp 

inoqjidv 8115 no 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•paqBBH^ 


1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 


•p3SSiai9t(J 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•n3iint?Ta/T 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 t~ 1 CO 


•paninbov 


eO«0(Ni-IOI 1 1 1 CO tN <M OC r-( CO 
I-H O 


•papiAaoo 


CO 00 


•?jnoo aj J9qmn^ 


C<l-^OOT-lt~if5l-Ht-i-IQOeOC^(Nt-0O 

eolOi-ico i-Hto— . 

OO 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


City ordinances, violation of 

Confectionery containing liquor, selling to a minor, . 
Contempt of court 

Disorderly conduct on a steamboat, .... 

Disturbing the peace, 

Drunkenness, ... , 



1901.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 31 




32 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



I I I 



•iCiO'iBniJojaa 



•uopoajjoo JO aenoH 



•aaijj JO %aam/ivd 
-nox JOJ pantinnioo 



•J8A0 panog 



I I I 



•pasBap'a 



•paaosudaii 



•pani^ 



no 



•passojd-io^ 



(N IM (N 



•^namSptif 

inoqiiM ajij no 



■paqeen^ 



•paBsiraeia 



•paiinBjaa 



•pauinbov 



(M »0 (M I CO 



■paioiAuoo 



(M lO CO 



"janof) ai jaqcan^ 



o 
a 



O -M 



a ^ 



J S 



eu fin 0-1 d OQ 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENTING. 58. 33 



<N 1 1 1 1 1 


CO 


1 1 1 1 I-H 1 » 


la 

CO 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


o> 


1 1 1 1 1 rH 


§5 


i-i 1 1 1 1 1 CO 


00 

CO 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




<N <M ^ ^ 1 <N 1 || 


i-< 1 I I 1 1 ' j ^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




^ • 1 ^ ' S j l 


CO (M N 1 0< 1 


1,277 


1 00 1 1 1 1 t-H 


CO 

03 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


<o 


1 C4 1 1 1 1 o> 


•o 


1 1 1 i 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


<o 


1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 




1 <N rH 1 1 rH C< 


o 

CO 


^ ^ <N ^ ,H O 


2,215 


O CO ^ rH CO 


2,590 





34 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan, 



I I C4 I I I I I I I I I I I I I 



I I I I 



I I I I I I I I 



•iJjOJBOlJOJ 



•oajaoo JO eenoH 



I rH W i-l 



I I I I I 



I >o I I I 



•911.1 ao 



I I I I I 



I u3 I I I r I I I 



•paBsojd-jo^ 



I r-( 1 r-l I 



I I I I 



I I I I I 



O I I I 



•pannnaoQ 



CO 00 (M I 



I I I I I I I I I 



•paninbov 



till 



I I I I I I 



•paiojAaoo 



eo tH 00 lo iH CO I CO 



(M I O Ol CO 



I I I I I I 



•jaAo panog 



I I I I I I 



•pajBaddv 



i« <M eo 



C^iHO(N(M'-i.OC^OOaO (CO 



S 



5 ^ 



^1 



r-« w w eq iM 

OQ 111 00 OD « 

"a oi oa (o oD 

•"'I <J 



. ^ « i -s g s ^ ^ i a 



1901.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 35 



1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 rH 


1 1 


1 


1 1 




1 




1 1 1 rH 


1 1 


CO 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i-l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


eo 


1 1 1 


1 1 




1 rH 


1 «o 


1 




1 1 rH « 


1 1 




1 1 1 (M iH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 


1 1 






1 1 


1 




1 1 C4 (O 


1 1 




1 1 1 




1 


1 1 


1 1 






1 rH 1 1 


1 1 




1 ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


eo 


t 1 1 


1 1 


1 


1 1 


<N 1 


eo 




1 1 1 1 


(M rH 


t- 

eo 


rH 1 


1 1 






1 -«J< 


1 




1 1 1 rH 


1 1 


s 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i t 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 t-l 


1 1 




tH I 


1 1 


1 




rH 1 1 1 


rH 1 


o 


I t i-l 


<M (M 


I-l 


iH n 


1 fO 




(M 


1 rH CO O 




111 


1 1 1 


1 1 


1 


<N 1 


1 1 






1 1 1 rH 


1 1 


eo 


rH rH <N 


<M CN 


CO 




(M O 




■* 


rH -H CO 


CO rH 


00 

§5 


1 1 <N 


1 1 


eo 




1 O 






1 1 eo iM 


rH 1 


O 
rH 


rH rH 1 








(M 1 






t-H rH 1 1 




00 



o s 5 





a 
o 




5hai 




CD 
V 


&o 
.2 


m 




the I 


2 
'3 


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a 

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>> 


an 


a 

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a 

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u 


a 

0) 








o 


& 


CS 




CS 





. Q ^ -u 

g « g 



S >> 

cs 

03 G. 



36 



FALL RIVER POLICE 



[Jan 



•jaAO panog 



joj looqag iBuisnpaj 



joj looqog nvmi'j 



•naniOA\ JOj 



•aoii«qojj 



•paasoad-io^ 



•pajinejaQ 



I I I 



•panmbDY 



•pajDiAUOo 



«o o 



W CO r1 



•IBIJJ, JOJ ppH 



jaqiO 0% paaaAiiaa 



•pa^sajjv 



^ 0> I-H 



<1 pa 



5 m 5 



^ 4> i 

a «o 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No 



oi N o t- eo c<i 



CO 1-1 I 



>« CO C<l t- 






I I I I 



I I I I 



|^^ CO 



t « i 1 i & : I 



38 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Totals. 


owx9r-ii-ico'*c<o»'*>oeoi-ie<i''C^->*iH(Nt-'«tH 

OO O 00 T-H OO CO 


1,394 


Over 
60. 


t>IIIIIOIIIt~l||IIIIIOII 




55 

and Under 
60. 


>aiiiiioif-ifH(Oiiiiiiiiiii 




1 50 
and Under 
55. 


COIII|IU3l|leOIIIIIII|iOlrH 

i-i eo 


OJ 


45 

and Under 
50. 


C^fHI |(Ni-(«>|rHfHeq<Nlr-l(NI 1 1 l«iHI 
t- CO 


00 


40 

and Under 
45. 


^llH|(Nia>.HIrHQOI 1 IrHI 1 1 1 1 1 1 

o CO 


a> 


35 
and Under 
40. 1 


Ol 1 lOIOOi-HIMOi-lrHIC^I 1 1 l®l 1 


•<* 


30 

and Under 
35. 


CO I— 1 lO T-l 




25 
and Under 
30. 


QOIC4IOC4e4l IrHr-IC^I 1 1 |r-l| 


CO 
00 


« 

•a 
a 
es 


OlrllCOIlAI 1tH«I I 1 1 IrHrHl-leOI 1 


to 


Under 


^1 1 l-^l 1 1 Ir-ll 1 1 1 1 Ir-lli-HI 1 1 


o 
to 


NATIVITIES. 


Belgium, 

Finland, 

Newfoundland, 

Nova Scotia 

Portugal 

Prince Edward Island 

Wales, 

Totals, 



1901.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



39 



Comparative Statement of Arrests for Five Years^ 1896 to 1900, 

Inclusive. 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 



1896. 1897. 1898. 1899. 1900 



O n 

S go 



Pi 



Oh 



Abduction, 

Abortion and accessory to 

Adultery 

Advertisements, defacing objects with, 

Amusement law, violation of, ... . 

Arson and other burnings 

Assault and battery, 

Assault, indecent 

Assault on officer 

Assault with a weapon, 

Assessors, refusing to impart information to. 

Bastardy, 

Bicycle law, violation of 

Blackmail, 

Boarding-house keeper, defrauding 

Bottle registry law, violation of, 

Bread law, violation of, 

Breaking and entering, 

Bribery, 

Bribe, requesting, as a municipal officer, . 

City government, being interested in contract with, 

while a member of. 
City ordinances, violation of, 



Common drunkard 

Common night-walker, 

Common nuisance, keeping a, . . . . 

Common railer and brawler, 

Concealed weapon, carrying, .... 
Confectionery containing liquor, selling to a minor, 

Conspiracy 

Contempt of court 

Counterfeit money, passing, 

Cruelty to animals 



16 



435 
11 
13 
40 



72 



407 
4 
17 



19 
4 

1 

315 
2 
15 
33 
1 
16 



35 



46 



40 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Comparative Statement of Arrests, etc. — Continued. 





1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


tion, 97,355; 
sts, 3,966. 


CO 

o 

'^M 

1-t CO 
O <N 
'^•>* 

C . 

O n 


tlon, 97,517; 
Jts, 4,158. 


tion,102,281; 
sts, 4,473. 


tion, 104,863; 
JtB, 4,460. 




Popula 
Arret 


Popula 
Arrei 


Popula 
Arrei 


Popula 
Arrei 


Popula 
Arref 


Desertion from United States army and navy, . 






1 


g 


9 




g 


g 


1 






Disorderly conduct on a steamboat, . ; . . 










3 




13 


10 


g 


18 


12 








g 


2 








2 










368 


372 


,401 
4^1 


515 


485 




3 


g 


3 


3 








2,263 


2,383 


2,478 


2,237 


Election law, violation of . 
















10 


16 


15 


8 




A 
% 




3 


g 














2 


False imprisonment, 














A 

4 




15 








90 


100 


83 


77 


109 


Firemen's license law, violation of, ... . 












Fish law, violation of, 










4 




6 


4 


1 


11 


49 


Forgery and uttering worthless checks, 


2 


1 


4 


3 


7 




29 


9 


30 


29 


42 






1 




2 


2 


Game law, violation of, 










1 


Gaming 










6 




1 


2 




5 


2 


Gaming implements, being present where found. 


33 


27 


5 


4 


7 


Grave stone, unlawfully removing a, . 






1 








3 


1 


2 


8 






9 


9 


8 


12 


12 


UUfame, enticing a woman to a house of, . 


1 












3 


2 


3 


9 


2 


Ill-fame, suffering a female under twenty-one years 
of age to remain In a house of. 




1 




2 





1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 41 



Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc, — Continued. 





1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 




o . 

CO to 


CD 
O 

"^eo 




5,281; 
1 o. 


1,863; 
)0. 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


-co 
a . 
o « 


r-( 00 
O (N 

a . 

o m 


a . 

O m 


tion,105 
3ts, 4,4' 


tlon.lO^ 
its, 4,4e 




Populai 
Arrei 


Popula 
Arrei 


Populai 
Arrei 


Popula 
Arrei 


Populai 
Arrei 












2 




g 


5 


g 


g 


5 




86 


84 


10 


14 




iDBurance laws, violation of 












Itinerant vendor law, violation of 












" 


Junk laws, violation of, ...... . 






2 


2 


Q 
O 




130 


160 


162 


123 


197 


Larceny from a wagon 










3 




9 


7 


10 


14 


13 




51 


30 


33 


26 


31 


Larceny in a car, 








t% 

L 




Larceny in a vessel, 








3 




Lewdness, 


38 


54 


60 


69 


57 


Liquor, dispensing unlawfully, to a club, . 


1 














1 








Liquor, keeping and selling, unlawfully, . 


18 


33 


6 


26 


13 


Lord's Day, violation of, .... * ^ 


13 


12 


33 


21 


36 


Lottery, promoting a, . . ..." . . * 


1 












26 


43 


35 


43 


41 


Manslaughter, « . * . 


1 






2 


2 


Mayhem, 




- 


- 


1 




Milk law, violation of, 


5 


3 




2 




Mortgaged or leased property, concealing and selling. 


1 


3 


7 


2 


2 




1 


1 








Neglected children 






3 


8 


4 




4 


9 


1 


2 




Officer, refusing to assist, 






1 






Peddler's law violation of 


2 


9 


1 


2 


7 






3 


1 


3 


3 




1 










Physician's registry law, violation of, . 


3 


2 




5 


1 


Plumbing law, violation of, 








1 




Polygamy, 


3 


1 


1 


1 





42 FALL EIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc. — Concluded. 





NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1896. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 


Population, 97,355; 
Arrests, 3,966. 


Population,101,106; 
Arrests, 4,283. 


Population, 97,517; 
Arrests, 4,158. 


Population,102,281; 
Arrests, 4,473. 


Population,104,863; 
Arrests, 4,460. 


Pool room adtuittitig miDors to 




12 


3 


26 


3 


liailway car, throwing a niiBsild at, .... 








2 






lo 


ID 




10 


20 


lieleaBei violation of conditions of » .... 




1 


1 


1 




Robbery^ .... ..... 








o 




Runaway boys, ....... 




-1 
1 


2 


2 


2 


Safe keeping 


2j 




g 






k^JAUgutCl ILlg UOfttlC WltUUUt CI ll^CUDC, .... 








X 




Sodomy and other unnatural practices, ... 










J 










1 




Stealing a ride 


10 


15 


18 


10 


21 


Stolen property receiving 


1 


4 


2 


4 


5 


Street car, throwing a missile at, ..... 








1 




Stubbornness 


64 


56 


47 


66 


73 






2 




2 


3 




1 




3 


5 


4 




6 


3 




2 


1 




2 


2 


2 


13 


13 




2 








1 




51 


49 


29 


26 


26 




2 


3 


3 










4,283 


4,158 


4,473 


4,460 



Police Signal Service. 
During the year 9,366 feet of underground cable, contain- 
ing 47,122 feet of wire, were laid in the following streets : 
Pleasant Street, from Twelfth to Quequechan streets ; Lin- 
coln Avenue, from North Main Street to Highland Avenue ; 
Locust Street, from North Main to Rock streets ; Maple 
Street, from North Main to Grove streets. Three signal 
boxes were connected with these cables : No. 36, at the 
corner of Locust and Rock streets ; No. 54, on Pleasant 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 43 



Street, at Stafford Square; and No. 135, at the corner of 
Hiojh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Three test boxes were 
connected : one at the corner of Highland and Lincoln 
avenues, one at the corner of Pleasant and Quequechan 
streets, and one at the corner of Grove and Maple streets. 

The department now has 25,483 feet of underground cable, 
containing 152,302 feet of wire, all of which is working 
very satisfactorily. Fifteen signal boxes and eight test 
boxes are connected with this cable. 

Two signal boxes have been added to the system, one at 
the corner of Locust Street and Oak Grove Avenue, and one 
on South Main Street, near the Rhode Island line. Seventy- 
three signal boxes were in use during the year. There were 
24,604 telephone messages and 409,896 duty calls sent in. 

Three horses and two wagons were used in the patrol 
service. The wagons made 2,398 runs, covered 3,685 miles 
and conveyed 2,684 prisoners to the station houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$7,464.14. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . . $473 16 

Freight and teaming, 52 57 

Harness and wagon, 610 00 

Harness and wagon repairs and oil, .... 42 66 

Labor, including electrician, 1,821 63 

Overhead wire, ' 200 72 

Painting boxes, 31 35 

Printing reports, 32 50 

Repairs to signal apparatus, 140 77 

Signal box 150 00 

Telephones and repairs, 187 22 

Underground work, 3,404 59 

Miscellaneous supplies and expenses, . . . 316 97 



Total, $7,464 14 



Licenses, 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each one thousand of the popula- 
tion, as ascertained by the last preceding national or State 



44 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



census. The number of places licensed on the first day of 
May, 1900, based upon the State census of 1895, was eighty- 
nine. The national census of 1900 shows the population to 
be 104,863. Fifteen additional places were licensed Nov. 
27, 1900, making the total number, exclusive of druggists 
and clubs, one hundred and four. Thirty-nine druggists 
and two special club licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $182,139. Of this amount, 25 per cent., $45,- 
534.75, is paid to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, and 
the balance, $136,604.25, is the net revenue to the city. 

The following table shows the number of licenses of 
all kinds granted, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 
1900 : — 





Intoxicating 


Liquor. 










■B ^ 














2 


§1 


sale 


SlO 

be 






tual 










D 










a 
s a 

OS 

o 


First and 
Class Vic 


Fourth-clas 
Who 


QQ 


Special Clu 


lonholder. 


Common V 




3 


100 


1 


39 


2 


4 


77 
















16 






4 




2 






6 



















Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$138,935.28, to meet the running expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. Deducting $855.92, the 
amount paid into the city treasury for uniform materials, 
leaves the net cost for maintaining the department $138,- 
079.36. The expenditures were as follows : — 

Alterations and repairs to station houses, including heating, 



lighting and plumbing apparatus, $1,766 60 

Bedding, 320 46 

Bicycle repairs, 28 30 

Boat hire, 5 80 

Carriage hire, 61 30 

Chemist's services, 25 00 



1901.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 45 

Clocks and repairing, $34 42 

Concreting yard, 17 00 

Directories, law and other books, 24 00 

Flag 16 75 

Freight and teaming, 3 98 

Fuel, 833 16 

Furniture, 137 40 

Gymnasium apparatus, 115 00 

Ice and water coolers, 129 12 

Interpreter, 12 00 

Janitor, 468 00 

Janitor's supplies, including disinfectants, .... 181 24 

Laundry work, 133 94 

Light, 1,522 11 

Mileage books, 80 00 

Newspapers and advertising, , 60 50 

Office expenses, postage, etc., 70 51 

Officers' expenses, 433 18 

Physician's services, 49 00 

Prisoners, committing, food, photographs, etc., . . . 1,633 55 

Salaries, 121,011 57 

Signal system, labor, repairs and supplies, .... 7,464 14 

Stationery, printing, record books, etc., .... 574 96 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 243 07 

Toilet paper, 51 00 

Towelling 5 52 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 253 06 

Typewriting machine, 69 50 

Uniforms and equipments, 1,084 08 

Miscellaneous, 16 06 



Total, $138,935 28 

Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
JOSEPH HEALY, 
JOHN STANTON, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUxMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Police 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1901. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
f8 Post Office Square. 
1902. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 2, 1901. 

To His Excellency W. Murray Crane, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1901. 

The Department. 
Officey^s. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 4 

Inspectors, 4 

Lieutenants, 6 

Clerk of city marshal, . . 1 

Liquor police, 2 

Patrolmen, 90 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Wagon men, , . . 2 

Committing oflBcer, 1 

Reserve officers, 5 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 

Total, 130 



4: FALL Ely EE POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force Nov. 30, 1901. 





OB 

3 




Divisions. 






RANK. 












Totals. 


Head, 
qua 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 














1 


Assistant city tuBrBbaly • . • 


\ 










1 






1 


1 


1 


1 


4 




4 










4 






3 




1 


1 


6 


City marshal's clerk, .... 


1 










1 




2 










2 






50 


12 


13 


15 


90 






2 








2 






2 








2 






1 








1 






5 








5 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




9 


69 


16 


17 


19 


130 



Vacancies, 

During the year four vacancies have occurred, — two 
officers have died, one has been retired and one has been 
discharged. 

Patrolman George W. Allen died Feb. 27, 1901. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 11, 1889. 

Patrolman George Dougherty was retired on a pension of 
half pay May 12, 1901, on account of permanent incapacity 
caused by injuries sustained in the performance of duty. 
He was appointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892. 

Patrolman Patrick Gillan died June 7, 1901. He was 
appointed on the force May 15, 1879. 

Steward William H. Kenyon was discharged June 14, 
1901, for physical incapacity. He was appointed on the 
force Feb. 7, 1881. 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — ]^©. 58. 



5 



Appointments, 

Four patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service, 
on the 
Reserve Force. 




June 11, 1901, . 
June 11, 1901, . 
June 11, 1901, . 
June 18, 1901, . 


6 months. 
6 months. 
6 months. 
6 months. 



Four reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Drislan, Florence A , . 


June 18, 1901, 


28 


Houghton, Mich., 


Plumber. 


Greeley, Patrick, . 


June 18, 1901, 


29 


Boston, Mass., 


Slasher tender. 


Joyce, Michael, 


June 18, 1901, 


30 


Fall River, Mass , 


Mill overseer. 


Morgan, John W., 


June 18, 1901, 


23 


Fall River, Mass., 


Freight trucker. 



Charges. 

Charges have been preferred against three officers, the 
cases being disposed of as follows : — 

Feb. 4, 1901, Patrolman John F. Wadsworth was given a 
hearino: on charojes of absence without leave. The charofes 
were sustained, and he was suspended from duty, without 
pay, for fourteen days. 

May 13, 1901, Patrolman William R. Conuell was given 
a hearino^ on charofes of assault, conduct unbecomino^ an 
officer and absence from his route. The charges of assault 
and conduct unbecoming an officer were not sustained. The 
charge of absence from his route was sustained, and he was 
reprimanded. 

Aug. 2, 1901, Patrolman Jeremiah H. Leary was given 
a hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. 
The charges were not sustained. 



6 



FALL EIYEK POLICE. 



[Jan 



Commendations, 
March 19, 1901, Patrolman James Blake was commended 
for courage and prompt action in arresting a burglar, and 
was granted a furlough of two days, with pa}^ 

Work of the Department. 
Arrests, 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1901, was 4,313, against 4,460 the preceding 
year, — a decrease of 147. The following table is a com- 
parative statement of the arrests for this year with those of 
the preceding year, and the average arrests for the six years 
from 1895 to 1900, inclusive : — 





1901. 


1900. 


Average for 
Six Years. 
1895-1900. 


Offences against the person 


416 


432 


440 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 


98 


86 


72 


lence. 








Offences against property, committed without 


280 


307 


235 


violence. 








Malicious offences against property, . 


37 


43 


38 


Forgery and offences against the currency, 


3 


8 


5 


Offences against the license laws. 


72 


81 


94 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., . 


229 


193 


154 


Offences not included in the foregoing, 


3,178 


3.310 


3,154 




4,313 


4,460 


4,192 



The number of males was 3,619; of females, 694; of 
foreigners, 2,564; of non-residents, 604. Twenty-four 
persons were delivered to other authorities, 1,378 were 
released (1,375 being first offenders, within twelve months, 
for drunkenness) and 2,911 were held for trial. 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for 
each month : — 



1902.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



7 




8 



FALL KIYER POLICE. ^ [Jan. 



The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 121, 
or 2.89 per cent., over the average number of arrests for 
the six years from 1895 to 1900, inclusive. The number of 
arrests for the year is 4 per cent, of the population. The 
average number of arrests for the six years from 1895 to 
1900, inclusive, is 4,192, and is 4.25 per cent, of the aver- 
age population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is an increase 
of 92 over the average number for the six years from 1895 to 
1900, ^inclusive. The number of females is' an increase of 
29 over the average number for the six years from 1895 to 
1900, inclusive. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for seven years, from 1895 to 1901, inclusive ; — 



YEARS. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Lodgers 
accommo- 
dated. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1895 

1896 

1897, .... 

1898 

1899 

1900, .... 

1901, .... 

Average, 


87,926 
97,355 
101,106 
97,517 
102,281 
104,863 
107,831 


3,812 
3,966 
4,283 
4,158 
4,473 
4,460 
4,313 


4.34 
4.08 
4.24 
4.26 
4.37 
4.25 
4.00 


3,783 
4,150 
4,279 
2,460 
2,105 
1,394 
1,508 


$16,612 66 
10,130 81 
11,615 40 
8,371 58 
7,408 25 
7,684 78 
9,555 88 


$5,829 42 
11,932 94 
5,801 38 
3,869 94 
5,048 61 
5,137 58 
6,765 47 


99,840 


4,209 


4.22 


2,811 


$10,197 05 


$6,340 76 



Six hundred and four non-residents were arrested during 
the year, charged with the following offences : — 



Adultery, .... 4 

Assault, .... 15 

Bastardy, .... 2 

Breaking and entering, . 3 

Carrying concealed weapon, 1 

Contempt of court, . . 4 

Crime against nature, . . 2 

Cruelty to animals, . . 1 

Desertion from U. S. army, . 1 

Disturbing the peace, . . 15 

Drunkenness, . . . 448 

Embezzlement, ... 4 

Escaped prisoners, . . 2 

Evading carriage fare, . 1 

False pretence, ... 1 

Family, neglect to support, . 5 

Food laws, violation of, . 1 

Fornication, .... 4 



Fugitive from justice, . . 1 
Gambling implements, pres- 
ent where found, . . 9 
Idle and disorderly person, . 1 
Insane persons, ... 4 
Larceny, . . . . 28 
Lewdness, .... 2 
Malicious mischief, . . 1 
Milk law, violation of, . 1 
Peddler's law, violation of, . 3 

Rape, 2 

Release, violation of, . . I 

Runaway children, . . 2 

Stealing a ride, ... 2 

Tramps, . • . . . 12 

Vagrants, .... 21 



Total, .... 604 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



9 



Twenty-nine hundred and eleven persons were arraigned 
before the second district court, the cases being disposed of 
as follows : — 



Acquitted, .... 


297 


Massachusetts Reformatory, 


24 


Appealed to superior court, 


123 


Reformatory Prison for 




Bound over to superior court, 


94 


Women, .... 


5 


Dismissed, .... 


9 


State Farm, .... 


44 


Nol prossed, 


113 


Hospital for Dipsomaniacs, 


13 


On file, .... 


104 


Insane Asylum, . 


38 


Probation, .... 


481 


Lyman School for Boys, 


24 


Paid fine, .... 


571 


Industrial, School for Girls, 


11 


Committed to jail for non- 




State Board of Charity, 


10 


payment of fine. 


622 






House of correction, . 


328 


Total, . . . . 


2,911 



Miscellaneous Worh. 





1901. 


1900. 




105 


122 




150 


127 




27,415 


31,133 




718 


343 




357 


308 




29 


43 




1,247 


1,935 




33 


54 




33 


52 




606 


771 




46 


39 




1,508 


1,394 




337 


447 




124 


279 




33 


54 




25 


37 




89 


78 




6,092 


9,012 




$6,430 17 






9,555 88 


$7,684 78 










6,765 47 


5,137 58 



10 



FALL EIYER POLICE. [Jan. 



Drunkenness, 

The number of persons arrested for drunkenness was 2,173, 
against 2,237 the preceding year, — a decrease of 64. The 
number of males was 1,804 ; of females, 369 ; of foreigners, 
1,356; of non-residents, 448. 

The number of arrests for drunkenness this year is a de- 
crease of 69 from the average number of arrests for this 
offence for the six years from 1895 to 1900, inclusive. Of 
the decrease in drunkenness this year, 17 were males and 
47 were females. The number of males arrested this year 
for drunkenness is a decrease of 66 from the average number 
for the six years from 1895 to 1900. The number of females 
is a decrease of 3 from the average number for the six years 
from 1895 to 1900. 

The following table exhibits the number of arrests for each 
month : — 







m 








IS 








a 






m 

V 


"5 

8 


"a 




1^ 


1^ 


o 
H 




"a 
^ 


9) 


o 


December, 


156 


22 


178 


July, .... 


166 


42 


208 


January 


129 


24 


153 


August, .... 


201 


42 


243 


February, 


112 


25 


137 


September, 


161 


31 


192 


March, . . . • 


172 


36 


208 


October, .... 


141 


34 


175 


April 


129 


23 


152 


November, 


140 


26 


166 


May 


147 


35 


182 


Totals, . 


1,804 


369 


2,173 


June, .... 


150 


29 


179 









Juveniles, 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 379, against 384 the preceding year. The 
number of juvenile offenders for the year is an increase of 
151, or 66.23 percent., over the average number for the six 
years from 1895 to 1900, inclusive. 

The nativities of the juveniles were as follows : — 



United States, 


. 308 


Portugal, 


1 


Canada, 


41 


Russia, . 


3 


England, 


17 


Scotland, 


1 


Ireland, 


5 


Syria, . 


1 


Italy, .... 


2 


Total, , 


. "379 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 11 



The ages of the juveniles were as follows : — 



4 years (neglected children), 


2 


12 years, 


31 


5 years (neglected children), 


2 


13 years, 


58 


6 years (neglected children), 


1 


14 years, 


78 


7 years (neglected children). 


2 


15 years, 


77 


8 years, .... 


2 


16 years, 


62 


9 years, .... 


14 






10 years, .... 


30 


Total, . 


. 379 


11 years, .... 


20 







Naiivities, 



The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Africa, .... 

Asia 

Austria, .... 
British Provinces,* . 

Canada 

China, .... 

Denmark, 

East Indies, 

England 

Finland, .... 
France, .... 
Germany, 


1 
1 

20 
21 
649 
14 
1 
1 

575 
7 
7 
9 


1 
8 
99 

165 
2 


1 
1 
21 
29 
748 
14 
1 
1 

740 
7 
9 
9 


Ireland 

Italy 

Norway and Sweden, . 

Portugal,! 

Roumania, 

Russia, .... 
Scotland, 

Syria, .... 

Turkey 

United States, 

Wales 

West Indies, . 


493 
29 

n 

85 
1 

117 
41 
8 
1 

1,514 
10 

2 


142 
3 
1 
3 

9 

18 

235 
8 


635 
32 
12 
88 
1 

126 
59 
8 
1 

1,749 
1 
2 


India, .... 


1 




1 


Totals, . 


3,619 


694 


4,313 



* New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 
t Includes Western Islands. 



Ages, 

The* ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




541 


57 


698 




514 


88 


602 




438 


116 


554 




551 


132 


683 




436 


84 


• 520 




422 


94 


516 




257 


61 


318 




227 


32 


259 




101 


13 


114 


Over 60 years, 


132 


17 


149 




3,619 


694 


4,313 



12 



FALL EIVEE POLICE. [Jan. 



Occupations, 

The occupations of the prisoners, exclusive of juveniles, 
were as follows : — 



Actors, .... 


4 


Expressmen, 


4 


Agents, 


18 


Farmers, 


27 


Bakers, 


21 


File cutter, . 


1 


Barbers, 


30 


Firemen, 


43 


Bartenders, . 


15 


fishermen, . 


6 


Beamers, 


3 


Folders, 


6 


Blacksmiths, 


23 


Furriers, 


2 


Bleachers, 


8 


Gardeners, . 


6 


Boarding-house keeper, 


1 


Gas fitters, . 


3 


Boiler makers, 


3 


Hack men. 


11 


Book-keepers, 


3 


Harness makers, . 


2 


Bootblacks, . 


3 


Hatters, 


30 


Bottlers, 


9 


Horse trader, 


1 


Box makers, 


6 


Hostlers, 


o4 


Brakeman, . 


1 


House keepers, 


203 


Brick layers. 


Q 
O 


Iron workers. 


c\ 
Z 


Brush maker, 


1 


Janitors, 


5 


Butchers, 


11 


Jewellers, 


6 


Cabinet makers, . 


3 


Junk dealers, 


4 


Calker, .... 


1 


Junk gatherer. 


1 


Canvassers, . 


6 


Laborers, 


. 1 ,004 


Car conductors, . 


2 


Lathers, 


4 


Carders, 


6 


Laundresses, 


4 


Card grinders. 


21 


Laundry men. 


17 


Card strippers. 


35 


Linemen, 


3 


Carpenters, . 


59 


Longshoremen, . 


3 


Chimney sweeper, 


1 


Loom fixers. 


42 


Cigar makers, 


2 


Machinists, . 


41 


Clerks, .... 


60 


Masons, 


24 


Cloth trimmer, 


1 


Merchants, . 


45 


Coachmen, . 


3 


Messenger boy, . 


1 


Collectors, . 


11 


Milkmen, 


4 


Cooks, .... 


9 


Milliners, 


2 


Distiller, 


1 


Moulders, 


10 


Doffers, 


74 


Musicians, . 


2 


Dressmakers, 


10 


Nailers, 


3 


Druggists, . 


7 


Nurses, 


2 


D^^ers, .... 


14 


Oilers, . . . . 


4 


Electrician, . 


2 


Operatives, . 


6 


Elevator men. 


7 


Overseers, . 


26 


Engineers, . 


10 


Painters, 


61 



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13 



Paper hanger, 


1 


Soldiers, 


2 


Paver, .... 


1 


Solicitors, 


3 


Peddlers, 


47 


Speeder tenders, . 


. 107 


Photographer, 


1 


Spinners, 


. 186 


Physicians, . 


3 


Spooler tenders, . 


32 


Picl^er tenders, 


7 


Sporting man. 


1 


Pilot, .... 


1 


Starch maker. 


1 


Plasterers, . 


2 


Steamboat hands. 


8 


Plumbers, 


10 


Steam fitters. 


4 


Polo player, . 


1 


Stevedore, . 


1 


Porters, 


2 


Steward, 


1 


Pool-room keepers. 


3 


Stone cutters, 


18 


Printers, 


4 


Students, 


3 


Prostitute, . 


1 


Superintendent, 


1 


Quarrymen, . 


2 


Tailors, 


16 


Rag sorters, . 


2 


Teamsters, . . . 


141 


Ring spinners. 


86 


Tinsmith, . . . 


1 


Roll coverers. 


12 


Treasurer, 


1 


Roofers, 


3 


Twisters, 


4 


Rope makers, 


4 


Umbrella mender, 


3 


Sailmaker, . 


1 


Upholsterers, 


2 


Salesmen, 


8 


Waiters, 


3 


Saloon keepers, . 


16 


Warper tenders, . 


13 


Sausage maker, . 


1 


Waste picker. 


1 


Seamen, 


50 


Wa fphTDPn 


6 


Servants, 


83 


Weavers, 


731 


Shoemakers, 


33 


Web drawers, 


9 


Shuttle maker, 


1 


Winder, . . . 


1 
i 


Slasher tenders, . 


20 




Slaters,. 


3 


Total, . 


. 3,934 


Slubber tenders, . 


10 





14 



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19 



Other 
Countries. 




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Austria. 




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Russia. 


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Portugal. 


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1 l-H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 


Scotland. 


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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


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NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Assault and battery, .... 

Assault, indecent, 

Assault on officer 

Assault with a weapon. 

Boarding-house keeper, defrauding, . 
Bottle registry law, violation of, . 
Breaking and entering a building. 
Breaking and entering a d welling. 
City ordinances, violation of. 

Common night-walkers. 
Common nuisance, keeping a. 
Compounding a crime 



20 



FALL EIYEK POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Other 
Countries. 




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Austria. 




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Russia. 




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British 
Provinces. 




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Scotland. 




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Ireland. 


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NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Concealed weapons, carrying, 
Contempt of court, .... 
Counterfeit money, passing. 
Crime against nature, .... 
Cruelty to animals, .... 
Desertion from U. S. army, . 
Disorderly house, keeping a. 

Disturbing the peace 

Dog law, violation of 

Drunkenness, ..... 

Embezzlement 

Escaped prisoners, .... 

Evading carriage fare 

False pretence, 

Family, neglect to support, . 
Fish law, violation of, . 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — E^o. 58. 21 




22 



Other 
Countries. 


] 


?ALL KIYEE POLICE. [Jan 
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




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Austria. 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




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Italy. 




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Russia. 


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Portugal. 


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Provinces. 


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NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Lord's Day, playing football on, . 

Malicious mischief, .... 

Marriage certificate, making false 

statements on. 
Milk law, violation of 

Mortgaged property, selling. 

Obstructing an officer, .... 
Peddler's law, violation of, . 

Perjury, 

Pharmacist's registry law, violation of. 
Pool room, admitting minors to, . 
Railroad track, placing stones on, 
Railway car, throwing stones at, . 
Rape and assault to rape. 
Release, violation of conditions of. 



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PUBLIC DOCUMEOT — No. 58. 



23 



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Sparring exhibition, violation of law 
relating to. 

Stolen property, receiving, . 

Tobacco and cigarettes, selling to mi- 
nors. 



24: 



FALL EIYEK POLICE, 



[Jan. 



Stria. 




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Scotland. 




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Assault with a weapon, 

Breaking and entering a building. 

Breaking and entering a dwelling. 

City ordinances, violation of, .... 

Common night-walker, 

Counterfeit money, passing, 

Gaming implements, present where found, . 

Lewd and lascivious behavior 

Liquor, keeping unlawfully, . ... 



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1 




1 








1 


1 


•sajBj^ 
































« 

di 

ft 

iz; 
<i 


•eaiBraa^ 








1 








1 


<M 




1 






r 


1 




1 


1 








1 


1 


1 


CO 

CO 


eo 


o> 


o 




CI 




^ . 

ft« 








1 




1 




1 


1 


<N 




tH 




1 


1 


1 










1 




1 


1 


1 


1 


■<*< 
Oi 


1 






1 




1 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Health laws, violation of 


Idle and disorderly persons. 


Ill-fame, keeping a house of , . . . 


Indecent exposure of person. 




Insurance law, violation of, ... 


Internal revenue law, violation of, . 








Larceny in a building, 


Lewd and lascivious behavior, . 


Lewd and lascivious cohabitation, . 


Liquor, keeping unlawfully. 


Lord's Day, open shop on 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 29 




30 



FALL ElYER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Over 
60. 




' 1 eo 1 1 i-H 


1- 




1 1 1 1 eo 


li 


P3 
R 

'A 
< 




1 1 1 1 -H 


eo 




1 1 1 t 


o 


50 

AND Under 
55. 




1 1 1 1 1 


(M 
CO 




1 1 i-i 1 




PI 
< 




1 (O 1 1 1 


«o 




1 r-l Tji 1 eo 


lO 

<N 






1 CO 1 1 iH 


o> 




1 t- eo 1 


(M 


< 




1 1 1 1 ii 


00 




rl 1 1 -"t 


«o 


30 

AND Under 
35. 




1 1 1 1 iH 


CO 




fH tK CO 1 CO 


>« 

>o 


35 

AND Under 
30. 




1 1 1 1 


to 




1-1 rl 1 1 1 


ao 
CO 




p 




1 1 1 1 1-" 


00 
00 




l-( 1 rH r-l 


«o 


Under 

30. 


•saiBtna^ 


, , , , . 


•A 


•saiBj^ 


1 1 1 to t- 




NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Tobacco and cigarettes, selling to minors, 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 31 



16 

Years. 




iiiilieqiii-Hii-Hiili 






15 

Years. 









1-1 lOO ICO ItO 1 to IrH |-5l<(N l-H 


14 

Years. 


•BQiBraa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 -H 1 1 rl 1 1 1 1 1 1 




c^io>i'^i<oiif5i>-iiioeoi 1 


13 

Years. 


•saiBcaa^j 


1 1 1 1 r 1 ( 1 1 1 1 1 i-i 1 1 1 


•S81BJV 


f-i (Nt-r-lcqiiHI(NI 1 IIM'*'! 1 


13 

Years. 


•eaiBcaa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 


•saiBj;^ 


rHlCOIIMI IrHI 1 1 ItOr-ll 1 


11 

Years. 


•saiBnia^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•saiBpi 


ItH(MIi-II I 1 I50FHI 1 


10 

Years. 


•saiBoia^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


eaiBj^; 


COIC^i-lrHI 1 1 lOi-ll 1 


CO 

a <) 

w 


•esiBina^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•83IBJ5 


<-l<MIIC4lllllllllll 


03 

a 
« -<) 


•saiBoia^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 


•eaiBj^ 


•H 1 iH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 




•saiBcaa^j 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•931BJ^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


CQ 


•sajBraa^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•B8IB^ 


1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


QQ 

19 ^ 

H 


•BaiBcaa^i 


1 t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•881BJ5 


1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




saiBoia^j 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 1 


■881BJ5 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Assault with weapon 

Breaking and entering a building, . 
Breaking and entering a dwelling, . 

City ordinances, violation of 

Common night-walker, 

Counterfeit money, passing 

Disturbing the peace, 

Gaming implements, present where found, . 
Idle and disorderly person, .... 

Lewd and lascivious behavior 

Liquor, keeping unlawfully 



32 



FALL KIYEK POLICE. 



[Jan. 



16 

Years. 




1 1 1 1 1 r ii-Hicoi l oo 




OIl-HI 1 1 1 1 It-i-HCO ^ 


15 

Years. 




1 1 IrHI 1 1 1 1 1 IrH ® 




OrH ItH lr-( Irl iTfrl 'l^t 






1 1 IrHI 1 1 1 IrHI 1 \ ^ 


— — 


t-«t-li-l IrH 1 IO<e<3(M I -* 

1 


13 

Years. 




1 1 1 r-( 1 1 1 1 1 rH 1 1 


n 




r-l 1 rH rH rH l(M 1 r-l tJi 1 


lO 
lO 


12 

Years 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


1 




ijjH 


11 

Years. 




1 1 1 l-H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 




lldrHIIIIIICOl 


o> 


10 

Years. 




1 1 I t 1 1 1 1 1 1 11"* 




1 l(Hr-il 1 1 li-li^e^l 


to 


05 
Ci ■< 




1 1 1 CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CO 




1 IrHTl 1 1 ( IC^rHrH > <-' 






1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IM 


05 

w 


*S9 JB CU9^ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•BSIBTO 


1 1 1 (M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (M 


in 
» 


'99[BC(I9^ 


1 1 1^1 1 1 1 1 1 1 * 1 


•B91BJ\[ 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


OD 


*99^Bm9^ 


1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 1 


*99|BJ^ 


1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 


03 

P5 


•saiBcaa^ 


1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 


'B9JBP5 


1 1 1 « 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' '"' 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Lord's Day, playing football on, . . . 

Railroad track, placing stones on, . 
Railway car, throwing stones at, . . 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 33 



5S 



o 



•lanoo UT 


i-(05«ooot-®eoc<«(MOrHt->oeo 

coco i-HCOl-C OOr-tT* l-HCO 
CO 


TO niT?oci aiRiC! 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 >-l 1 1 1 1 


joj looqog iBu^snpai 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


joj lOoqog UBOiiST: 


1 IH 1 1 1 1 1 1 «0 1 1 1 1 1 




1 <M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


"80BItI8CQ09dl(J 

JOJ 'iBJldSOH 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IM 1 1 




1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 f-H 1 1 




1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CO 1 


enssnqocsstjj^ 


1 t- 1 1 1 1 1 1 <o 1 1 1 1 1 


■uoiioaijoo JO esnojj 


locoeool 1 I'^i-^i loo-* 


'8nt^ JO ^uoto^Bd 
-uo^ JOJ pamraraoQ 


1— I^SOIrll irHiHI l«0 


•aat^ piBj 


IC^I(Mirtli-HrHlrH^| It- 
O 


•ooiiBqoJd 


t^lrH(M| 1 IrHr-ICOeOeOlH 


UO 


l<r>l-<*|r-(l IOi|QOIi-li-l 


■p9ssojd-io^ 


eoeOI IrHI lrH(NI 1 1 liH 


•passTiDsid 


1 1 1 1 1 o> 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 


M3A0 panog 


00l(M|i-(Ol| liOOll 1 1 1 


•paiBaddy 


iCRico-*! i leoieoi i<o 


•paiimbov 




NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Boarding-house keeper, defrauding, 

Breaking and entering dwelling, 

City ordinances, violation of 

Common nuisance, keeping a, 



34 



FALL KIYEK POLICE. [Jan. 



•ijnoo ni 




JO pjBoa 9iBig 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


joi loonoci iBLiiennnT 


1 1 CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 l-H 1 1 1 1 1 


•siJoa 

joj |ooqog UBin^'^ 


1 1 Ol 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•inniiJev aoBeui 


1 1 1 IrHI ICCIOOl r IrHI 


•soBinBcaosdiQ 

JOJ {Bjidsojj 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 O 1 1 1 1 1 


•rajB^ eiBig 


S ' 


•nanio^ aoj 
aospj ^aojBinjoja'a 


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rH 1 1 1 1 1 


•^loiBoiJojaa 

BnasnqoBBSBj?^^ 


1 1 CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


•uojioajjoo JO esnoH 


1 1 1 1 1 ICOOIIMI 1 


•auT^j JO laacQiiBd 
-uo^ aoj paiiioacaoo 


l-^^l 1 1 '^'"'S'"'' ' ' ' 
CO 


•aai^ PIBJ 


1 loi i-<*iooeoovir-ili-(i 

l-l 03 >0 


•aoijBqoja 


1 1 lrH|i-l(Nt-|0>l IrHiOl 
to ■«* 




rHrHTjil 1 1 roO|-*rH| ICO«-« 


•p88BOJd-IO_M 


1 1 ^ 1 1 1 1 1 ^ 1 1 1^ 1 


•p888iaJ8J(J 




•J9A0 punog 


1 1 1 1 CO 1 1 1 1 1 '<t 1 1 1 1 


•paiBaddv 


1 1 1 1 li-HICOIOrHI lOI 


•pajljnbov 


1 icoi^i It-O5i»oi ic^e^i 


NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


Counterfeit money, passing, 



1902.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



i« t- C<l 



t- (N r1 



a £ 



.2 <= 

^ 2 
« V 



s s 

O cS 



1^ 



a 
o 

a „ 



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cS OS 
(S S3 



k:3 (-3 tJ 



36 



FALL EIYEE POLICE. 



[Jan. 



•^jnoo ui 



CO -H (N to CO 



joj looqog iTJU^enpai 



joj lOoqog uvmi'j 



6 

HO 



8 



6 



•soBiaBtaosdiQ 



•gaoiOM JOj 
□osjjj ^aoiBUJioja'Ji 



s^jasnqoBSBBj^ 



aoi'joajjoo jo aenoH 



•aoiiBqoJd 



■pas90Jd-io_N; 



-passiaisiQ 



•J8AO panoa 



•psiBaddy 



•panmboy 



2 o 



^ 2 



O D « 
i g 



^ ^ ^ ^ ^ O 



es OS cs O 

PS 03 P3 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMEOT — No. 58. 



37 




38 



FALL KIYEE POLICE. [Jan. 



10} looqog iBiJienpai 



I I I C4 I I 



I I i-H 



I I I Oi eo I 



I >A I I 



I I I rH I I 



•aoip8j.ioo JO eenoH 



•amj JO %u9m&vd 
-no^ joj pajiicaoioo 



I I I I I I 



•aon«qojj 



I I I 



IM I CO C« I 



•passoid-jo^ 



•91}^ aO 



I I I CO 



I I I 



•jaAo pnnoa 



I I I I 



I I I I I I 



•paiB9ddv 



I I I I I I 



•paninboy 



I I I I 



CO 00 IM <M 



C« i-l o 



jaqiO paa9Aii9(i 



•pasBaia'a 



« a; > 



<1 PQ M 



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3 J 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 




40 



FALL EIYER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Totals. 


»0 O 00 05 
CO (M 


1,508 


Over 
60. 




o 
to 


55 

and Under 
60. 


eiiicoii-Hiiiiii(Miii 

rH I— 1 01 


<M 


50 

and Under 
55. 


Olr-llt-l-(i-H00l 1 IrHI IrHI 1 1 

O <M CO 


o 


45 

and Under 
50. 


■^leOIOI |t^lrHlu:>l liOliHI 

0> CO CO 


oo 


40 

and Under 
45. 


rHI«rHOl-HrHi-l| 1 l(MlrHCOIrH| 

CO <N 


r- 

Cl 


35 
and Under 
40. 


O (M O l(M l<MC^rHrH(N IrH ICOrHrH 1 
to rH •© 


oo 

t- 

(M 


30 

and Under 
35. 


rH|OI»Cl IKOI 1 1 1 l<N<0(NI 1 
CO rH CO 




25 

and Under 
30. 


1 00 I-H ^ rH CO <0 1 IfH |rHCOrH(M 1 1 
rH rH <N 


OS 


20 

and Under 
25. 


OSrHl-IIOI |C4rHl<NI 1 l<NeOI 1 
ON r-l 


t- 


Under 
20. 


■«*<rHC<«lrHI |-<1<rHI IrHI l<NI IrH 


CO 


NATIVITIES. 


United States 

Italy, 

New Brunswick, 

Prince Edward Island, .... 
Western Islands, 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — ISTo. 58. 41 



Comparative Statement of Arrests for Five Years^ 1897 to 1901, 

Inclusive. 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 


1901. 




2 






1 






23 


19 


23 


31 


31 


AmusemeDt law, violatioD of, ..... 








2 






3 


1 




2 






407 


315 


329 


352 


342 




4 


2 


6 


10 


6 




17 


15 


15 


18 


18 




38 


33 


31 


25 


37 




16 


16 


11 


19 


19 




2 






7 




BlacKmail, . 








1 




Boarding-house keeper, defrauding 


8 


11 


6 


7 


3 




54 


14 






2 






12 


13 


5 






77 


81 


55 


86 


98 




7 












64 


40 


94 


102 


41 




3 


3 


15 


8 


7 




13 


8 


18 


12 


15 




34 


35 


34 


37 


33 




2 










Conapounding a crime 










1 






3 




5 


2 




4 






2 






40 


46 


46 


62 


74 


Counterfeit money, passing, 




1 




1 


2 




3 


5 


6 


9 


6 


Defacing buildings with advertisements, 




4 








Desertion from U. S. army and navy 




1 


6 


9 


4 




9 


1 










10 


6 


18 


12 


22 




374 


427 


517 


488 


424 




6 


3 


3 


■7 


4 




. 2,263 


2,383 


2,478 


2,237 


2,173 






1 










10 


16 


15 


8 


9 



42 FALL KIYEE POLICE. [Jan. 

Comparative Statement of Arrests^ etc, — Continued. 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1897. 


189S. 


1899. 


1900. 


1901. 




4 


3 


8 


7 


3 




- 


- 


- 


2 


1 




11 


15 


5 


5 


3 




100 


83 


77 


109 


96 


Firemen's license law, violation of, ... . 


- 


- 


5 


- 


- 


Fish law, violation of, 








4 


1 




4 


1 


11 


49 


14 


Forgery and uttering worthless checks, 


1 


4 


3 


7 


1 




9 


30 


29 


42 


62 




1 


- 


2 


2 


1 


Gambling and being present where gambling instru- 

UiCLltO vVClK? XvlUJJU* 


27 
2 


5 
- 


4 

5 


13 
2 


30 
1 


Game law, violation of 


- 




- 


1 


- 


Grave stone, unlawfully removing a 




1 










1 


2 


9 


- 


8 


Idle and disorderly persons, 


9 


8 


12 


12 


10 


Ill-fame, keeping a house of, 


2 


3 


9 


2 


1 


Ill-fame, suffering a female under twenty-one years 

of age to remain in a house of. 
Incest 


- 

- 


- 
- 


2 
- 


- 

2 


- 
- 




5 


6 


6 


5 


9 




88 


18 


14 


34 


21 


Insurance laws, violation of, 


- 


- 


1 


- 


6 


Internal revenue law, violation of, ... . 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


1 


2 


3 


1 


Kidnapping, 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




160 


162 


123 


200 


211 




7 


10 


14 


13 


7 




30 


33 


31 


31 


33 




64 


60 


69 


57 


60 




35 


6 


26 


14 


22 




12 


33 


21 


36 


60 




43 


35 


43 


41 


37 




- 


- 


2 


2 




Carriage certificate, making false statements on, • 










1 








1 








3 




2 




1 


Mortgaged property, selling, 


3 


7 


2 


2 


1 




1 











1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 43 

Comparative Statement of Arrests, etc. — Concluded. 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1897. 


1898. 


1899. 


1900. 


1901. 






3 


8 


4 


25 




9 


2 


2 


7 


2 




9 


1 


2 


9 


8 




3 


1 


3 


3 


2 


Pharmacist's registry law, violation of, . . . 










1 


Physician's registry law, violation of, . 


2 




5 


1 




Plumber's license law, violation of, ... . 






1 








1 


1 


1 








12 


3 


26 


3 


3 


Railway law, violation of 






3 




3 




15 


10 


10 


20 


6 


Release, violation of conditions of, ... . 


1 


1 


1 




1 


Refusing to impart information to assessors, 


1 


1 














2 




3 




1 


2 


2 


2 


2 


Sparring exhibition, violation of law relating to, 










7 


Stable keeper, defrauding, 






1 








15 


18 


10 


21 


13 




4 


2 


4 


5 


2 




56 


47 


66 


73 


48 




2 




2 


3 


4 






3 


5 


4 


33 




2 


2 


13 


13 


18 










1 








1 




1 


4 




52 


29 


28 


27 


53 




3 


3 


1 








4,283 


4,158 


4,473 


4,460 


4,413 



Police Signal Service. 

During the year 12,254 feet of underground cable, con- 
taining 60,808 feet of wire, were laid in the following streets : 
North Main Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Brightman 
Street; South Main Street, from William to King Philip 
streets. Seven signal boxes and one test box were con- 
nected with this cable. 

The department now has 37,740 feet of underground 



44 



FALL RIYEK POLICE. [Jan. 



cable, containing 213,110 feet of wire, all of which is work- 
ing very satisfactorily. Twenty-two signal boxes and nine 
test boxes are connected with this cable. 

Seventy-three signal boxes are in use. There were 
25,171 telephone messages and 446,727 on-duty calls sent in 
during the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in 
the patrol service. The wagons made 2,297 runs, covered 
3,527 miles and conveyed 2,566 prisoners to the station 
houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$5,649.53. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . . $462 07 

Horses, 400 00 

Harness and wagon repairs, 91 25 

Labor, including electrician, 1,604 42 

New movements for signal boxes, . . . . 113 00 

Repairs to signal apparatus, 46 34 

Dry batteries, porous cups, vitriol, zinc, etc., . 117 90 

Telephones and repairs, 15 49 

Register paper, 81 60 

Painting boxes, 31 82 

Underground work, 2,648 45 

Miscellaneous, 37 19 



Total . $5,649 53 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each one thousand of the population, 
as ascertained by the last preceding national or State census. 
The number of places licensed on the first day of May, 1901, 
was 104 ; 42 druggist and 2 special club licenses were also 
issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $210,442. During the year the first and fourth 
(retail) class licenses of one of the licensees became void on 
account of his death. The administrator of the estate peti- 
tioned the city government to refund an amount of money 
proportionate to the unexpired term of the license, and 



1902.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 45 



$1,050 was refunded, leaving the net amount paid into the 
city treasury $209,392. Of this amount, 25 per cent., 
$52,348, is paid to the treasurer of the Commonwealth, and 
the balance, $157,044, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table shows the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1901 : — 





Intoxicating Liquor. 








Innholder, 

First Class. 


Victualler, First 
and Fourth Class- 
es, Retailer. 


Victualler, First 
and Fourth Class- 
es, Wholesaler. 


Wholesaler, 

Fourth Class. 


Brewer, 

Fifth Class. 


Druggist, 

Sixth Class. 


Special Club. 


Innholder. 


Common Victualler 




3 


81 


17 


1 


3 


42 


2 


4 


121 


Licenses revoked, 












1 




1 


17 


Licenses transferred, .... 




18 








3 






5 




















21 



Financial. 

Kequisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$140,276.45 to meet the running expenses of the depart- 
ment, including the police signal system. Deducting 
$868.68, the amount paid into the city treasury for uniform 
materials, leaves the net cost for maintaining the depart- 
ment $139,407.77. The expenditures w^ere as follows : — 

Alterations and repairs to station houses, .... $2,220 59 

Bedding, 85 73 

Bicycle and repairs, 57 95 

Carriage hire, 38 00 

Directories, law and other books, 48 75 

Disinfectants, 64 00 

Draping station houses (President McKinley's death), . 100 00 

Fuel, 945 10 

Furniture, 28 35 

Ice and water coolers, . . 53 49 

Janitor, 469 00 

Janitor's supplies, 107 96 

Laundry work, 143 17 

Light, 1,387 36 

Liquor wagon numbers, 91 54 

Newspapers, 53 60 



46 FALL KIYEK POLICE. [Jan. 1902. 

OflSce expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), . . . * . $64 65 

Officers' expenses, 318 50 

Physician in emergency cases, 15 00 

Prisoners (committing, food, photographs etc.), . . . 1,192 65 

Salaries, 124,982 50 

Shower baths, 90 00 

Signal system, 5,649 53 

Soap, 12 35 

Stationery, record books and printing, 538 73 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 253 81 

Toilet paper, 15 48 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 216 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 968 17 

Miscellaneous, 64 49 



Total, f 140,276 45 

Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
RUFUS W. BASSETT, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



A , 



Board of Police 



CITY OF FALL RIVER, 



D b: O E AI B E R , ' 1 G 2 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square 
1903. 



i^.PPROVED BY 

The State Eoak7> of Publication. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1902. 

To His Excellency W. Murray Crane, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1902 : — 

The Department. 
Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 



posed of : — 

City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 4 

Inspectors, 4 

Lieutenants, 6 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Liquor police, 2 

Patrolmen 90 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Wagon men, 2 

Committing officer, . . 1 

Reserve officers, 5 

Stewards, 9 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force Nov. 30, 1902. 





OQ 




Divisions. 






RANK. 


Head- 
quart 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 


Totals. 


City marehal, , . . . . 


1 










1 


Assistant city marshal, 


J. 










1 


Captains, ...... 




1 


1 


1 


1 


4 




4 










4 






3 


1 


1 


1 


6 


City marshal's clerk, .... 


1 
1 










1 


Liquor police, ..... 


2 










2 


Patrolmen, ..... 




50 


12 


13 


15 


90 






2 








2 






2 






- 


2 






1 








1 


Reserve officer, 




5 








5 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




9 


69 


16 


17 


19 


130 



Vacancies. 

Three vacancies have occurred during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Patrolman George Riley died Dec. 5, 1901. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 20, 1888. 

Patrolman Alonzo H. Braley resigned March 31, 1902. 
He was appointed on the force Feb. 3, 1890. 

Matron Mary U. Russell resigned Nov. 1, 1902. She 
was appointed on the force Aug. 1, 1887. Nov. 11, 1902, 
Mary A. Hathaway was appointed to the position of matron. 



Appoint7ne7its. 

Two patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 




Dec. 10, 1901, 
April 8, 1902, 


12 months. 
10 months. 



1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 5 
Two reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


William F. Fly nn, . 
John H. Carr, 


Dec. 31, 1901, 
April 8, 1902, 


34 
36 


Manchester, Eng., 
Canton, Mass., 


Steam fitter. 
Theatre officer. 



4 



Charges. 

Charges have been preferred against four officers, as 
follows : — 

Dec. 10, 1901, Patrolman Charles B. Jenney was given a 
hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. The 
charges were not sustained. 

Feb. 18, 1902, Patrolman Jeremiah H. Leary was given a 
hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, and 
was suspended from duty, without pay, for three months. 

May 6, 1902, Patrolman Abraham L. Pilling was given a 
hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. The 
charges were not sustained. 

June 3, 1902, Patrolman Edwin N. Blinn was given a 
hearing on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, and 
was reprimanded. 

Work of the Department. 
Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1902, was 4,973, against 4,313 the preceding 
year, — an increase of 660. Of this increase 527 were males 
and 133 were females. The following table is a comparative 
statement of the arrests for this year with those of the 
preceding y^ar, and the average arrests for the seven years 
from 1895 to 1901, inclusive : — 



6 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 





1902. 


1901. 


Average for 
Seven Years. 
18U5-1901. 


Offences against the person, .... 


414 


416 


436 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 
lence. 

Offences against property, committed without 
violence. 

Malicious offences against property, . 


96 
285 
73 


98 
280 
37 


75 
243 
38 


Forgery and offences against the currency, 


3 


3 


4 


Offences against the license laws, 


68 


72 


91 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., . 


211 


229 


165 


Offences not included in the foregoing. 


3,823 


3,178 


3,157 




4,973 


4,313 


4,209 



The number of males was 4,146; of females, 827 ; of 
foreigners, 3,026; of non-residents, 816. Fifty-two persons 
were delivered to other authorities, 1,785 were released and 
3,136 were held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 764, 
or 18.15 per cent., over the average number of arrests for 
the seven years from 1895 to 1901, inclusive. The number 
of arrests for the year is 4.57 per cent, of the population. 
The average number of arrests for the seven preceding years 
is 4,209, or 4.22 per cent, of the average population for that 
time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is an 
increase of 606 over the average number for the seven 
preceding years. The num])er of females is an increase of 
158 over the average number for the seven preceding years. 

There were 454 persons arrested for offences against 
property. Of this number, 256, or 56.38 per cent., were 
under twenty years of age. 

The average amount of lost property restored for the 
seven years from 1895 to 1901, inclusive, was $10,197.05; 
in 1902 it was $10,469.93, or $272.88 more than the average. 
The average amount of stolen property recovered for the 
seven preceding years was $6,340.76 ; in 1902 it was 
$10,863.58, or $4,522.82 more than the average. 

Twelve hundred and thirty-eight persons were accom- 
modated with lodgings, — a decrease of 270 from last year. 



1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



7 



The average number of persons accommodated with lodgings 
during the seven preceding years was 2,811. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for eight years, from 1895 to 1902, inclusive : — 



■ 

YEAR. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Nuniber 
of 

Arrests, 


Percentage 
of 
Arrests. 


Lodgers 
accommo- 
dated. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1895,. 


87,926 


3,812 


4.34 


3,783 


$16,612 66 


$5,829 42 


1896,. 


97,355 


3,966 


4.08 


4,150 


10,130 81 


11,932 94 


1897,. 


101,106 


4,283 


4.24 


4,279 


11,615 40 


5,801 38 


1898.. 


97,517 


4,158 


4.26 


2,460 


8,371 58 


3,869 94 


1899,. 


102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


2,105 


7,408 25 


5,048 61 


1900 


104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


1,394 


7,684 78 


5,137 58 


1901 


107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


1,508 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902 


108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


1,238 


10,469 93 


10,863 58 


Average, . 


100,951 


4,305 


4.26 


2,615 


$10,231 16 


$6,906 12 



Drunkenness. 

The number of persons arrested for drunkenness was 
2,824, against 2,173 the preceding year, — an increase of 
651. Of this increase, 495 were males and 156 were 
females. 

The number of males was 2,299 ; of females, 525 ; of 
foreigners, 1,801; of non-residents, 618. 

The number of arrests for drunkenness this year is an 
increase of 592 over the average number of arrests for this 
offence for the seven preceding years. 

Juveniles, 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 375, against 379 the preceding year. 
One hundred and ten were of foreign birth and 290 were 
between the ages of twelve and sixteen. 

The number of juveniles for the year is an increase of 
126, or 50.6 per cent., over the average number for the 
seven years from 1895 to 1901, inclusive. The number of 
juveniles arrested this year for offences against property is 
an increase of 58, or 40. 3 per cent., over the average number 
arrested for these offences during the seven preceding years. 

Inspector's Department. 
The following statistics of this branch of the service are 
included in the general statement of the work of the depart- 
ment : — 



8 



FALL RIYEE POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Number of persons arrested, . 
Number of cases investigated, . 
Number of days in second district court, 
Value of lost property restored, 
Value of stolen property recovered, 



113 
1,564 
169 

$345 00 
7,193 88 



Inspector of Claims, 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law depart- 
ment in investigating claims against the city was as fol- 
lows : — 



Number of cases investigated, . 
Number of witnesses interviewed. 
Number of days in court, . 
Number of notices served, 



Miscellaneous Work. 



35 
198 
12 
17 





1901. 


158 


105 


206 


150 


46,395 


37,415 


660 


718 


320 


357 


18 


29 


1,822 


1,247 


52 


33 


59 


33 


956 


606 


118 


46 


1,238 


1,508 


479 


337 


308 


124 


92 


33 


11 


25 


17 


85 


239 


29 


109 


89 


6,814 


6,092 


$6,118 36 


$6,430 17 


10,469 93 


9,665 88 


9,294 86 


6,365 13 


10,863 58 


6,765 47 



Accidents reported 

Buildings found open, 

Cases investigated, 

Defective sidewalks reported, 

Defective streets reported 

Defective water-pipes reported 

Disturbances suppressed 

Fire alarms given, 

Fires extinguislied without alarm, 

Fires, men on duty at, 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, 

Lodgers accommodated at station houses, 

Lost children restored to parents 

Notices served for board of health, 

Nuisances reported to board of health, 

Search warrants served, 

Gallons of malt liquor seized 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, 

Stray teams cared for, 

Street obstructions removed, 

Value of lost property reported, 

Value of lost property restored 

Value of stolen property reported 

A^alue of stolen property recovered 



1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



9 



Nativities, 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 







ii 
<a 

c3 


m 




CD 


ales. 






"a 


g 






OJ 










m 


O 






fa 


O 


Australia, 


2 


- 


2 


India 


1 




1 


Austria, .... 


31 


1 


32 


Ireland,. 


586 


195 


781 


British Provinces,* 


fin 






Tt 1 


32 


1 


oo 


Canada 


785 


109 


894 


Norway and Sweden, . 


19 


1 


20 




\ 




\ 


Portugal, 1" • • 


94 


3 


97 


Cuba 


1 




1 


Russia, . . 


155 


20 


175 


Denmark, 


1 




1 


Scotland, 


61 


33 


94 


East Indies, . 


1 




1 


Switzerland, 


1 




1 


England, 


597 


184 


781 


Syria, .... 


12 




12 


Finland, .... 


4 




4 


Turkey, 


4 




4 


France 


7 


2 


9 


United States, 


1,690 


257 


1,947 


Germany, 


9 


1 


10 


Wales 


18 


9 


27 


Greece, .... 


4 




4 




















-^ — 




Holland, .... 


1 




1 


Totals, . 


4,146 


827 


4,973 





* New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 
t Includes Western Islands. 



Ages, 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




551 


59 


610 




533 


86 


619 




575 


113 


688 




603 


136 


739 




492 


110 


602 




498 


137 


635 




342 


75 


417 




274 


53 


327 




122 


21 


143 




156 


37 


193 




4,146 


827 


4,973 



10 



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1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



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[Jan. 



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1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 




14 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Police Signal Service, 

During the year 8,400 feet of underground cable, con- 
taining 35,568 feet of wire, were laid in the following 
streets : Pocasset Street, from South Main to Canal Street ; 
Morgan Street, from Ridge to Fourth Street ; Rodman 
Street, from Second to Third Street ; Second Street, from 
Rodman to Borden Street ; Prospect Street, from North 
Main to Hanover Street. An additional piece of cable was 
laid from the central station to the corner of South Main 
and Pocasset streets, connecting the department with the 
headquarters of the fire department. Four signal boxes and 
two test boxes were connected with this cable. 

The department now has 46,200 feet of underground cable, 
containing 248,678 feet of wire, all of which is working 
satisfactorily. Twenty-six signal boxes and eleven test 
boxes are connected with this cable. 

Seventy -three signal boxes are in use. There were 
24,716 telephone messages and 451,552 on-duty calls sent 
in during the year. Three horses and two wagons are used 
in the patrol service. The wagons made 2,602 runs, covered 
3,8421^ miles and conveyed 3,007 prisoners to the station 
houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$6,685.49. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, .... $539 44 

Harness and wagon repairs, 187 40 

Miscellaneous barn supplies, 27 35 

Labor, including electrician, 1,952 48 

New movements for signal boxes, 1,963 35 

Repairs to signal apparatus, ....... 70 47 

Dr}'^ batteries, porous cups, vitriol, etc., 71 22 

Telephones and repairs, 17 54 

Register paper, ink and ribbons, 136 00 

Aerial cable, ' . . . 94 55 

Underground work, 1,543 31 

'Miscellaneous, 82 38 



Total, $6,685 49 



1903.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 15 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each one thousand of the population, 
as ascertained by the last preceding national or State census. 
The number of places licensed during the year was 106 ; 38 
druggist and 3 special club licenses were also issued. 

During the year the first and fourth class licenses held by 
P. G. Morgan & Co. and Ulric Cote & Son were revoked at 
the request of the licensees. P. G. Morgan & Co. went out 
of business, and first and fourth class licenses were issued at 
the same place to Carroll & Dupuis upon the payment of a 
license fee of $1,300. A first class license, as an innholder, 
was issued to Ulric Cote & Son in place of the first and 
fourth class licenses originally granted to them, upon the 
payment of an additional license fee of $1,150. The original 
license fee paid in each case was $1,800, none of which was 
refunded. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $209,188. Of this amount, 25 per cent., 
$52,297, is paid to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, 
and the balance, $156,891, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table shows the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1902 : — 





Intoxicating Liquor. 








Innholder, 

First Class. 


Victualler, First 
and Fourth Class- 
es, Retailer. 


Victualler, First 
and Fourth Class- 
es, Wholesaler. 


Wholesaler, 

Fourth Class. 


Brewer, 

Fifih Class. 


Druggist, 

Sixth Class. 


Special Club. 


Innholder. 


Common Victualler 


Licenses issued, .... 


7 


82 


13 


1 


3 


38 


3 


3 


162 






2 








1 




1 


26 


Licenses transferred, . 




8 








1 






13 


Applications rejected, . 





















16 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1903. 



Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$140,462.19 to meet the running expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. Deducting $766.48, 
the amount paid into the city treasury for uniform ma- 
terials, leaves the net cost for maintaining the department 
$139,695.71. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Alterations and repairs to station houses, .... $1,346 48 

Bedding, . 34 83 

Carriage hire, 50 50 

Directories, law and other books, 67 00 

Disinfectants, 241 75 

Drill instructor, ' . . . . 80 00 

Fuel 714 11 

Furniture, . . . . 35 91 

Janitor, 567 00 

Janitor's supplies, 113 00 

Laundry work, 145 27 

Light, 1,388 75 

Newspapers, 53 65 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 43 56 

Officers' expenses, 291 06 

Office safe 135 00 

Pension, Ill 35 

Physician's services, 7 00 

Prisoners (transportation, food, photographs, etc.), . . 1,109 75 

Salaries, 125,113 72 

Signal system . . . 6,685 49 

Soap, 21 98 

Stationery, record books and printing, 536 97 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 216 71 

Toilet paper, 37 20 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 216 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 978 74 

Miscellaneous, 119 41 



Total $140,462 19 



Respectfully submitted, 

BRADFORD D. DAVOL, 
RUFUS W. BASSETT, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 

Board of Police 



rOR THE 



CITY OF FALL RIYER. 



D E C M'B E R , 19 03. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1904. 

a/. 



Approved by 
Tir^i SiATfe 'Board c-f PotLicAiTOii. 



REPOKT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1903. 

To His Excellency John L. Bates, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1903: — 

The Department. 
Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 

City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, . 5 

Inspectors, 3 

Lieutenants, 6 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Liquor oflScers, 2 

Patrolmen, 90 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Wagon officers, 2 

Committing officer, . . . . . . . . 1 

Reserve officers, 11 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 

Total, 136 



4 FALL KIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

The distribution of the force is shown by the following 
table : — 

Distribution of Police Force Nov. 30, 1903. 



RANK. 


1 

u 
V 


Divisions. 


Totals. 


Head, 
quai 


1. 


3. 


3. 


4. 




1 










1 


AsBistant city marBbal, 


1 










1 




- 


2 


1 


1 


1 


5 




3 










8 




- 




1 


1 




6 


Clerk of city marshal, .... 


1 










1 


Liquor oflScers 


2 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


2 


Patrolmen, 


1 


49 


12 


13 


15 


90 






2 








2 






2 








2 






1 








1 






11 








11 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




9 


75 


16 


17 


19 


136 



Vacancies. 

Four vacancies have occurred during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Patrolman Timothy F. Holland resigned March 17, 1903. 
He was appointed on the force July 6, 1896. 

Steward John Cummings resigned Aug. 18, 1903. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 20, 1882. 

Patrolman John Daley resigned Aug. 18, 1903. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 20, 1882. 

Patrolman Frederick J. Shaw died Aug. 22, 1903. He 
was appointed on the force April 15, 1872. 

Appointments. 

Four patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



1904.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 



5 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 


Morgan, John W 


March 17, 1903. 


20 months. 


Drislan, Florence A., 


Aug. 18, 1903. 


25 months. 


Flynn, William F., 


Aug. 18, 1903. 


20 months. 


Carr, John H 


Sept. 1, 1903. 


17 months. 



Ten reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Lomax, Joseph F., 


Mar. 


24, 1903, 


23 


Fall River, Mass., 


Slasher tender. 


Bogan, Hugh 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


32 


Bolton, Eng., 


Coachman. 


Dwyer, John F., . 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


23 


Fall River, Mass., 


Freight trucker. 


Joyce, James, Jr., . 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


30 


Fall River, Mass., 


Motorman. 


Keavy, Daniel J , . 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


24 


Fall River, Mass., 


Clerk. 


Killeen, Daniel, 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


31 


Widnes, Eng., 


Loom fixer. 


McDonald, Martin J., . 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


29 


Portsmouth, R. I., 


Gardener. 


Murphy, Daniel F., 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


36 


Portsmouth, R. I , 


Spinner. 


Salmon, Nicholas J., 


Aug. 


18, 1903, 


23 


Fall River, Mass., 


Steamboat mate. 


McDonald, Jeremiah J., 


Sept. 


1, 1903, 


25 


Fall River, Mass., 


Operative. 



Commendation. 
Dec. 16, 1902, Patrolman James W. Hennessy was com- 
mended for courage and prompt action in rescuing a man 
from a burning building, and was granted a furlough of two 
days, with pay. 

Promotio7i. 

Oct. 27, 1903, Lieut. Martin Feeney was promoted to 
the rank of captain. 

Work of the Department. 

Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1903, was 4,697, against 4,973 the preceding 
year, — a decrease of 276, or 5.8 per cent. Of this de- 
crease, 191 were males and 85 were females. The following 



6 



FALL RIVEK POLICE. 



[Jan. 



table is a comparative statement of the arrests for this year 
with those of the preceding year, and the average arrests 
for the eight years from 1895 to 11)02, inclusive : — 





1903. 


1903. 


Average 
for Eight 
Years, 
1895'1903. 


Offences against the person, .... 


394 


414 


434 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 


93 


96 


78 


lence. 








Offences against property, committed without 


445 


285 


248 


violence. 








Malicious offences against property, . 


61 


73 


42 


Forgery and offences against the currency. 




3 


4 


Offences against the license laws, 


56 


68 


88 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., . 


180 


211 


170 


Offences not included in the foregoing. 


3,468 


3,823 


3,241 




4,697 


4,973 


4,305 



The number of males was 3,955; of females, 742; of 
foreigners, 2,784; of non-residents, 774. Eighty-three 
persons were delivered to other authorities, 1,567 were 
released (1,558 being first oJffenders, within twelve months, 
for drunkenness) and 3,047 were held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 392, 
or 9.1 per cent., over the average number of arrests for the 
eight preceding years. The number of arrests for the year 
is 4.13 per cent, of the population. The average number 
of arrests for the eight preceding years (4,305) is 4.26 per 
cent, of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is an in- 
crease of 339, or 9.38 per cent., over the average number 
for the eight preceding years. The number of females is an 
increase of 53, or 7.7 per cent., over the average number 
for the eight preceding years. 

There were 599 persons arrested for oflences against prop- 
erty. Of this number, 334, or 55.76 per cent., were under 
twenty years of age. 

The average amount of lost property restored for the eight 
preceding years was $10,231.16 ; in 1903 it was $10,475.05, 
or $243.89 more than the average. The average amount of 
stolen property recovered for the eight preceding years was 



1904.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 7 

$6,906.12; in 1903 it was $13,084.72, or $6,178.60 more 
than the average. 

Thirteen hundred and thirty persons were accommodated 
with lodgings, — an increase of 92 over last year. The 
average number of persons accommodated with lodgings 
during the eight preceding years was 2,615. 

The number of non-residents arrested this year (774) was 
16.48 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the four preceding years was 14.39 
per cent, of the arrests for that time. 

Forty-seven and seven-tenths per cent, of the population 
is of foreign birth. The number of foreigners arrested this 
year (2,784) was 59.27 per cent, of the total arrests. The 
proportion of prisoners of foreign birth is 23.28 per cent, 
greater than the proportion of the population of foreign 
birth. 

Thirty-five and one-tenth per cent, of the population is 
between the ages of twenty and thirty-nine, inclusive. The 
number of persons between these ages arrested this year 
(2,481) was 52.82 per cent, of the total arrests. The pro- 
portion of prisoners between these ages is 50.5 per cent, 
greater than the proportion of the population. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for nine years, from 1895 to 1903, inclusive : — 



YEAR. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Lodgers 
accommo- 
dated. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1895, .... 


87,926 


3,812 


4.34 


3,783 


$16,612 66 


$5,829 42 


1896 


97,355 


3,966 


4.08 


4,150 


10,130 81 


11,932 94 


1897 


101,106 


4,283 


4.24 


4,279 


11,615 40 


5,801 38 


1898 


97,517 


4,158 


4.26 


2,460 


8,371 58 


3,869 94 


1899 


102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


2,105 


7,408 25 


5,048 61 


1900, .... 


104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


1,394 


7,684 78 


5,137 58 


1901 


107,831 


4.313 


4.00 


1,508 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902 


108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


1,238 


10,469 93 


10,863 58 


1903 


113,602 


4,697 


4.13 


1,330 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


Average, . 


102,357 


4,348 


4.25 


2,472 


$10,258 24 


$7,592 62 



8 



FALL KIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Drunhenness . 

There were 2,456 persons arrested for drunkenness, 
against 2,824 the preceding year, — a decrease of 368. Of 
this decrease, 299 were males and 69 were females. The 
number of persons arrested for drunkenness is 2.16 per 
cent, of the population ; 65 per cent, were of foreign birth 
and 22.6 per cent, were non-residents. The number of 
arrests for drunkenness this year is an increase of 149, or 
6.46 per cent., over the average number for the eight pre- 
ceding years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 473, *against 375 the preceding year. 
One hundred and seventeen, or 24.7 per cent., were of 
foreign birth; 77.6 per cent, of the parents were of foreign 
birth. 

The number of juvenile offenders for the year is an in- 
crease of 208, or 78.5 per cent., over the average number 
for the eight preceding years. The number of juveniles 
arrested this year for offences against property (271) is an 
increase of 136, or 99 per cent., over the average number 
arrested for these offences during the eight preceding years. 

Inspector's Department, 
The following statistics of this branch of the service are 
included in the general statement of the work of the depart- 
ment : — 



Number of persons arrested, 146 

Number of cases investigated, 2,135 

Number of days in second district court, 199 

Value of lost property restored, $200 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, 6,527 75 



Inspector of Claims, 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law de- 
partment in investigating claims against the city was as 
follows : — 



Number of cases investigated, 48 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 203 

Number of days in court, 12 

Number of notices served, 55 



1904.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 9 

Ages, 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





MaleB. 


Females. 


Totals. 




661 


57 


718 




537 


87 


624 




521 


108 


629 




548 


132 


680 




447 


101 


548 




439 


82 


521 




307 


64 


371 




228 


47 


275 




148 


30 


178 




119 


34 


153 




3,955 


742 


4,697 



JVcitivities. 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 





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tals. 




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"3 


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tals. 






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3 




3 


Holland, 




1 


1 


Austria, .... 


23 


2 


25 


Ireland, 


514 


130 


644 


Australia, 


1 




1 


Italy 


43 


1 


44 


Brazil, .... 






1 


Malta 


1 




1 


British Provinces,* 


32 


12 


44 


Norway and Sweden, . 


15 


1 


16 


Canada 


745 


128 


873 


Portugal,! 


120 


17 


137 


China, .... 


15 




15 


Russia, .... 


161 


11 


172 


Cuba, .... 


1 




1 


Scotland, 


53 


17 


70 


Denmark, 


3 




3 


Spain 


2 




2 


East Indies, . 


1 




1 


Syria 


2 




2 


England, 


523 


146 


669 


Turkey, 


1 




1 


Finland 


7 




7 


United States, 


1,647 


266 


1,913 


France 


4 




4 


Wales 


12 


9 


21 


Germany, 


15 


1 


16 


West Indies, 


6 




6 


Greece, .... 


2 




2 


Totals, . 


3,955 


742 


4,697 


Hawaii, .... 


2 




2 











* New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 
t Includes Western Islands. 



10 FALL RIVEK POLICE. [Jan. 



Miscellaneous Work. 





1903. 


1903. 


Accidents reported, . ' 


132 


158 




194 


206 




44,282 


46,395 




317 


660 




371 


320 




40 


18 




1,878 


1,822 




44 


52 




55 


59 




1,085 


956 




122 


118 


Lodgers accommodated at station houses, 


1,330 


1,238 




407 


479 




176 


306 




105 


92 




15 


11 




13 


17 




6 


239 




80 


109 




6,568 


6,814 




$7,594 43 


$6,118 36 




10,475 05 


10,469 93 




11,981 07 


9,294 86 




13,084 72 


10,863 58 



1904.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



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Totals, 



16 



FALL KIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each one thousand of the popula- 
tion, as ascertained by the last preceding national or State 
census. The number of places licensed was 104 ; 1 special 
club and 41 druggists' licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $206,241. Of this amount, 25 per cent., 
$51,560.25, is paid to the Treasury of the Commonwealth, 
and the balance, $154,680.75, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1903 : — 





Intoxicating Liquors. 








First Class, Innholder, 
Fee, $2,500. 


First Class, Victualler, 
and Fourth Class, 
Retailer, Fee, $1,800. 


First Class, Victualler, 
and Fourth Class, 
Wholesaler, Fee,! 
$3,000. 


Fourth Class, Whole- 
saler, Fee, $1,500. 


Fifth Class, Brewer, 
Fee, $2,500. 


Sixth Class, Druggist, 
Fee, $1. 


Special Club, Fee, $300. 


Innholder. 


Common Victualler. 


Licenaes iBsued, .... 


7 


83 


10 


1 


3 


41 


1 


2 


167 


Licenaes revoked, 














1 




31 


Licenses transferred, . 




2 








3 






13 


Applications rejected, 


















10 



Police Signal Service. 
Seventy-three signal boxes are in use. There were 23,321 
telephone messages and 440,273 on-duty calls sent in diu-ing 
the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the 
patrol service. The wagons made 2,406 runs, covered 
3,681 miles and conveyed 2,765 prisoners to the station 
houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$4,092.63. The expenditures were as follows : — 



1904.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 17 

Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, .... ^555 51 

Harness and wagon repairs, 112 15 

Miscellaneous barn supplies, 23 20 

Labor, 1,794 17 

New signal apparatus, 850 45 

Repairs to apparatus, 116 73 

Dry batteries, porous cups, vitriol, etc., .... 148 53 

Telephones and repairs, . 18 25 

Register paper, ribbons and ink, 112 20 

Printed forms, 35 00 

Box posts, 105 50 

Electrician's wagon and harness, 157 50 

Miscellaneous, 63 44 



Total , . $4,092 63 



Financial. 

Eequisitions were made on the city council for the sum 
of $139,262.98, to meet the running expenses of the de- 
partment, including the police signal system. Deducting 
$900.41, the amount paid into the city treasury for uniform 
materials, leaves the net cost for maintaining the department, 
$138,362.57. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Alterations and repairs to station houses, .... $1,013 08 

Beds and bedding, 205 80 

Carriage hire, 30 00 

Directories, law and other books, 49 00 

Disinfectants, 132 25 

Fuel, 1,170 31 

Furniture, 161 90 

Janitor, . . . 572 00 

Janitor's supplies, 130 12 

Laundry work, 143 83 

Legal services for officers, 37 50 

Light, 1,428 38 

Military drill, 442 27 

Newspapers, 59 60 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 54 77 

Officers' expenses, 341 34 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . . 994 83 

Salaries, 125,893 55 

Signal system, 4,092 63 

Stationery, record books and printing, 643 79 

Telephones, rent and tolls, 243 16 



Amount carried forward, $137,840 11 



18 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1904. 



Amount brought forward^ f 137,840 11 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 204 67 

Uniforms and equipments, 992 07 

Miscellaneous 226 13 



Total $139,262 98 

Respectfully submitted, 

RUFUS W. BASSETT, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 
JAMES M. MORTON, Jr., 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Police 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIYER. 



December, 1904. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1905. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1904. 

To His Excellency John L. Bates, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1904: — 

The Department. 
Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 

Assistant city marshal. 

Captains, 

Inspectors, . 

Lieutenants, . 

Clerk of city marshal, 

Liquor officers. 

Committing officer, 

Patrolmen, 

Wagon drivers. 

Wagon officers, 

Reserve officers, . 

Stewards, 

Matrons, 

Total, . 



1 

1 
5 
3 
6 
1 
2 
1 

90 
2 
2 

11 

9 

2 

136 



The distribution of the force is shown by the following 
table : — 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force Nov. 30, 1904. 





m 
u 




Divisions. 






RANK. 


-O es 










Totals. 





w 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 






1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


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1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


2 


1 


1 


1 


5 




3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 




- 


2 


2 


1 


1 


6 


Clerk of city marshal, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 






2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


Committing officer, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




1 


60 


12 


12 


16 


90 






2 








2 






2 








2 






10 




1 




11 


Stewards, ...... 




3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




10 


73 


17 


17 


19 


136 



Vacancies. 

There have been three vacancies during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Patrolman Charles H. Wilson resigned April 5, 1904. 
He was appointed on the force Feb. 3, 1890. 

Patrolman Jeremiah H. Sullivan resigned June 21, 1904. 
He was appointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892. 

Patrolman Henry N. Simmons died Sept. 22, 1904. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 16, 1883. 



Appo intments . 

Three patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force, 




April 5, 1904. 
June 21, 1904. 
Oct. 4, 1904. 


34 months. 
15 months. 
14 months. 



1905.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 5 
Three reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Kane, James T 


April 21, 1904, 


27 


Fall River, Mass., 


Teamster. 


Mills, Wesley 8., . 


June 21, 1904, 


30 


Clifton, Can., 


Clerk. 


Livesey, Nathan, . 


Oct. 4, 1904, 


28 


Darwen, Eng., 


Roller coverer. 



Charges. 

Nov. 22, 1904, Capt. Patrick Connors was given a hear- 
ing on charges of insubordination and disrespect towards a 
superior officer and conduct unbecoming an officer. The 
charges were sustained and he was suspended from duty, 
without pay, for two months. 

Work of the Department. 
Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1904, was 3,625, against 4,697 the preceding year, 
— a decrease of 1,072, or 22.82 per cent. Of this decrease, 
912, or 23.06 per cent., were males, and 160, or 21.58 per 
cent., were females. The following table is a comparative 
statement of the arrests for this year with those of the pre- 
ceding year, and the average arrests for the nine years from 
1895 to 1903, inclusive : — 



OFFENCES. 


1904. 


1903. 


Average 
for 

Nine Years, 
1895-1903. 


Offences against the person, .... 


293 


394 


429 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 
lence. 


87 


93 


79 


Offences against property, committed without 


346 


445 


270 


violence. 








Malicious offences against property, . 


61 


61 


44 


Forgery and offences against the currency. 


2 




4 


Offences against the license laws, 


32 


56 


85 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., . 


182 


180 


172 


Offences not included in the foregoing. 


2,622 


3,468 


3,265 


Totals, . 


3,625 


4,697 


4,348 



6 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



The number of males was 3,043 ; of females, 582 ; of 
foreigners, 2,090; of non-residents, 559. Sixty persons 
were delivered to other authorities, 1,129 were released 
(1,121 being first offenders, within twelve months, for 
drunkenness) and 2,43(3 were held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is a decrease of 723, 
or 16.62 per cent., from the average for the nine preceding 
years. The number of arrests for the year is 3.18 per cent, 
of the population. The average for the nine preceding years 
(4,348) is 4.25 per cent, of the average population for that 
time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is a de- 
crease of 610, or 16.66 per cent., from the average for the 
nine preceding years. The number of females is a decrease 
of 113, or 16.26 per cent., from the average for the nine 
preceding years. 

There were 393 persons arrested for offences against prop- 
erty. Of this number, 227, or 57.94 per cent., were under 
twenty years of age. 

The average amount of lost property restored for the nine 
preceding years was $10,258.24 ; in 1904 it was $9,065.86, 
or $1,192.38 less than the average. The average amount 
of stolen property recovered for the nine preceding years 
was $7,592.62 ; in 1904 it was $9,152.36, or $1,559.74 more 
than the average. 

Seventeen hundred and two persons were accommodated 
Avith lodgings, — an increase of 372 over last year. The 
average number of persons accommodated with lodgings 
during the nine preceding years was 2,472. 

The number of non-residents arrested this year (559) is 
15.42 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the five preceding years was 16.72 
per cent, of the arrests for that time. 

Forty-seven and seven-tenths per cent, of the population 
is of foreign birth. The number of foreigners arrested this 
year (2,090) is 57.65 per cent, of the total arrests. The 
proportion of prisoners of foreign birth is 20.86 per cent, 
greater than the proportion of the population of foreign 
birth. 

Thirty-five and one-tenth per cent, of the population is 



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7 



between the ages of 20 and 39, inclusive. The number of 
persons between these ages arrested this year (1,926) is 
53.13 per cent, of the total arrests. The proportion of 
prisoners between these ages is 51.36 per cent, greater than 
the proportion of the population. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1895 to 1904, inclusive : — 



YEAR. 


Populji- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

ArreBts, 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Lodgers 
accommo- 
dated. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1895, . 




87,926 


3,812 


4.34 


3,783 


$16,612 66 


$5,829 


42 


1896, . 




97,355 


3,966 


4.08 


4,150 


10,130 81 


11,932 


94 


1897, . ... 




101,106 


4,283 


4.24 


4,279 


11,615 40 


5,801 


38 


1898, . 




97,517 


4,158 


4.26 


2,460 


8,371 58 


3,869 


94 


1899, . 




102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


2,105 


7,408 25 


5,048 


61 


1900, . 




104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


1,394 


7,684 78 


5,137 


58 


1901, . 




107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


1,508 


9,555 88 


6,765 


47 


1902, . 




108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


1,238 


10,469 93 


10,863 


58 


1903, . 




113,602 


4,697 


4.13 


1,330 


10,475 05 


13,084 


72 


1904, . 




113,645 


3,625 


3.18 


1,702 


9,065 86 


9,152 


36 


Average, . 




103,485 


4,276 


4.13 


2,395 


$10,139 02 


$7,748 60 



Dritnhenness . 

There were 1,807 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
2,456 the preceding year, — a decrease of 649, or 26.42 per 
cent. Of this decrease, 524 were males and 125 were 
females. Three hundred and eighty-four, or 21.25 per 
cent., were non-residents, and 1,125, or 62.25 per cent., 
were of foreign birth. The number of persons arrested this 
year for drunkenness is 1.58 per cent, of the population; 
the percentage for the nine preceding years was 2.27 ; for 
1903 the percentage was 2.16. The number of arrests for 
drunkenness this year is a decrease of 516, or 22.15 per 
cent., from the average number for the nine preceding years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 340, against 473 the preceding year, — 
a decrease of 133, or 28.12 per cent. One hundred and 



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thirteen, or 32.65 per cent., were of foreign birth; 574, or 
84.41 per cent., of the parents were of foreign birth. 

The number of juvenile offenders for the year is an in- 
crease of 52, or 18.06 per cent., over the average for tlie 
nine preceding years. The number of juveniles arrested 
this year for offences against property (173) is an increase 
of 24, or 16.1 per cent., over the average for these offences 
during the nine preceding years. 

Inspector's Department, 
The following statistics of this branch of the service are 
included in the general statement of the work of the de- 
partment : — 



Number of persons arrested, 126 

Number of cases investigated, 1,223 

Number of days in second district court, 157 

Value of lost property restored, $181 50 

Value of stolen property recovered, 6,021 00 



InspeetoT of Clahns, 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law de- 
partment in investigating claims against the city was as 
follows : — 



Number of cases investigated, 53 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 266 

Number of days in court, . ' . 26 

Number of notices served, 107 



Ages. 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Males. 


FemaleB. 


Totals, 




460 




529 




380 


55 


435 




402 


73 


475 




422 


95 


517 




402 


97 


499 




340 


79 


419 




242 


46 


288 
212 




183 


29 




97 


20 


117 




115 


19 


134 




3 043 


582 


3,625 



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1 


- 


1 


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1 


- 


1 


Austria, .... 


21 


4 


25 


Ireland, 


366 


99 


465 


Australia, 


6 


- 


6 


Italy 


25 


2 


27 


Brazil, .... 


4 


- 


4 


Norway and Sweden, . 


7 


1 


8 


British Provinces,* 


21 


5 


26 


Portugal, t 


164 


5 


169 


Canada, .... 


ill 


78 


555 


Boumania, 


2 




2 


China, .... 


29 




29 


Russia 


147 


15 


162 


Denmark, 


2 




2 


Scotland, 


40 


14 


54 


East Indies, . 


1 




1 


Spain 


1 




1 


England, 


387 


126 


513 


United States, 


1,308 


227 


1,535 


Finland, .... 






2 


Wales 


22 


4 


26 


France, .... 


5 




5 


Totals, . 


3,043 


582 


3,625 


Germany, 


4 


2 


6 













* New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 
t Includes Western Islands. 



Miscellaneous Work. 



Accidents reported, . 123 

Buildings found open, 246 

Cases investigated, 27,030 

Defective sidewalks reported, 516 

Defective streets reported, 349 

Defective water pipes reported, 32 

Disturbances suppressed, 1,312 

Fire alarms given, 43 

Fires extinguished without alarm, 63 

Fires, men on duty at, 883 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, 110 

Lodgers accommodated at station houses, .... 1,702 

Lost children restored to parents, 485 

Notices served for Board of Health, 135 

Nuisances reported to Board of Health 81 

Search warrants served, . . • 9 

Gallons of malt liquor seized, 29 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, 7 

Stray teams cared for, 78 

Street obstructions removed, 4,932 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Police Signal Service, 
Seventy-five signal boxes are in use. There were 30,109 
telephone messages and 475,115 on-duty calls sent in during 
the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the 
patrol service. The wagons made 1,874 runs, covered 
2,928 miles and conveyed 2,164 prisoners to the station 
houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$7,275.42. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Labor, . $1,997 83 

Purchase and care of horses, wagons and harnesses, . . 50-4 17 

Rent and gas, 167 60 

New signal apj^aratus, 2,880 00 

Shop tools and supplies, 192 02 

Wire, 255 84 

Dry batteries 26 05 

Telephones, 40 10 

Condensers, 90 00 

Cross arms, 15 40 

Conduit rods 64 35 

Miscellaneous, 87 62 

Patrol service : — 

Exchange of horse, $150 00 

New harness, 52 50 

Harness and wagon repairs, . . • . . . 208 50 
Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . . 524 74 
Miscellaneous barn supplies, . . . . 18 70 

954 44 

Total, . $7,275 42 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each one thousand of the popula- 
tion, as ascertained by the last preceding national or State 
census. The number of places licensed was 104; 1 special 
club and 47 druggist's licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasurj^ for liquor 
licenses was $206,247. Of this amount, 25 per cent., 



1905.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT— No. 58. 15 



$51,561.75, is paid to the treasury of the Commonwealth, 
and the balance, $154,685.25, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1904 : — 





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Transfer applications rejected, . 




1 



















* One license issued for a portion of year only. Fee, $1,000. 



Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum 
of $147,622.68 to meet the running expenses of the de- 
partment, including the police signal system. Deducting 
$744.91, the amount paid into the city treasury for uniform 
materials, etc., leaves the net cost for maintaining the de- 
partment $146,877.77. The expenditures were as fol- 
lows : — 



Alterations and repairs to station houses 
Bedding, 
Carriage hire, 
Clocks, .... 
Directories, . 
Disinfectants, . 

Express, freight and teaming, 
Fuel, .... 
Furniture, 

Janitor, .... 
Janitors' supplies, . 
Laundry work, 
Law books, . 

Amount carried forward, 



12,061 41 
34 25 
28 50 
15 50 
18 00 
48 12 
11 09 
886 40 
151 33 
572 00 
112 47 
144 50 
21 50 

14,105 07 



16 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1905. 

Amount brought forward, $4,105 07 

Light 1,562 92 

Mail bags, 20 00 

Military drill, 313 19 

Newspapers, 61 00 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 45 84 

OflScers' expenses (railway, food, etc.), .... 252 51 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc ), . . 816 94 

Salaries, . 130,774 00 

Signal system, 7,275 42 

Stationery, record books and printing, 705 63 

Telephones, 419 26 

Typewriting machine, 68 00 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, . . . . 216 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 915 75 

Miscellaneous, 71 25 



Total, $147,622 68 



Respectfully submitted, 

RUFUS W. BASSETT, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 
JAMES M. MORTON, Jr., 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



or THE 



BOARD OF POLICE 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1905. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1906. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



% 



EEPOET. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1905. 

To His Excellency William L. Douglas, Oovernor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in compli- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, 
respectfully submits the following report of the work of the 
police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1905 : — 

The Department. 
Officers, 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 5 

Inspectors, 3 

Lieutenants, . 6 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Liquor officers, 2 

Committing officer, 1 

Patrolmen, 90 

Wagon officers, . . . , 2 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Reserve officers, 11 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 

Total, 136 



4 FALL RIVEK POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force^ Nov. 30, 1905. 









Divisions. 






RANK. 












Totals. 




a- 


1. 




3. 


4. 




City tnarBhal, ..... 


1 










1 


Assistant city marshal, 


1 










1 






3 


1 


1 




5 




3 






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3 






2 


1 


1 


2 


8 


Clerk of city marshal, . . 


1 










1 




2 










2 


Committing officer, .... 


1 










1 




1 


50 


11 


13 


15 


90 






2 








2 






2 








2 






5 


3 


1 


2 


11 






3 


2 


2 


2 


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2 








2 




10 


69 


18 


18 


21 


136 



Vacancies, 

There have been four vacancies during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Lieut. Charles F. Hinckley resigned April 18, 1905. He 
was appointed on the force Oct. 16, 1871. 

Patrolman Robert L. Tripp resigned April 18, 1905. He 
was appointed on the force Feb. 2, 1880. 

Patrolman Martin Barry died Aug. 13, 1905. He was 
appointed on the force June 29, 1874. 

Charsres of intoxication and absence without leave were 
preferred against Patrolman John Windle. After a hearing, 
on Aug. 21, 1905, the charges were sustained, and he was 
discharged from the force. 

Four patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



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PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



5 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 






24 months. 




April 25, 1905. 


20 months. 




April 18, 1905. 


20 months. 




Aug. 28, 1905. 


24 months. 



Four reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



NAME. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Davis, Oscar L 


Aug. 28, 1905, 


33 


Fall River, Mass., 


Carpenter. 


Dufresne, Joseph D., 


Aug. 28,1905, 


24 


Fall River, Mass., 


Clerk. 


Sullivan, William E., 


April 25, 1905, 


29 


Fall River, Mass., 


Clerk. 


Wiley, Robert, . . . . 


April 18, 1905, 


33 


Ireland, 


Motorman. 



I^romotmi, 

April 25, 1905, Patrolman Frederick T. Barker was pro- 
moted to the rank of lieutenant. 

Commenda Hon s . 

May 27, 1905, Reserve Officer Nathan Livesey was com- 
mended for cool and courageous conduct in arresting a bur- 
glar, and was granted a furlough of one week, with pay. 

Aug. 8, 1905, Patrolmen Edward F. Foley and Aime E. 
Fregeau were commended for efficient and courageous con- 
duct in arresting burglars. 

Charges. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Patrolman Abel J. Violette. After a hearing, on 
Dec. 6, 1904, the charges were dismissed. 

Aug. 17, 1905, Patrolmen Benjamin W. Brown and 
Charles B. Jenney were given a hearing at their request, in 
reference to the truth of charges publicly made against them, 
compromising their characters. They were found guilty of 
conduct unbecoming officers, and were suspended from duty, 



6 



FALL EIYER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



without pay, until Feb. 1, 1906, subject to further action of 
the Board consequent upon the disposal of the case concern- 
ing them pending in court. Commissioner Morton took no 
part in the decision of this case. 

Charges of intoxication and absence without leave were 
preferred against Patrolman John Windle. After a hearing, 
on Aug. 21, 1905, the charges were sustained, and he was 
discharged from the force. 

Work of the Department. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1905, was 3,978, against 3,625 the preceding 
year, — an increase of 353, or 9.74 per cent. Of this in- 
crease, 345 were males. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the 
arrests for this year with those of the preceding year, and 
the average arrests for the ten years from 1895 to 1904, 
inclusive : — 



NATURE OF OFFENCE. 


1905. 


1904. 


Average 
for 
Ten Years, 
1895-1904. 


Offences against the person, .... 


347 


293 


416 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 


88 


87 


80 


lence. 








Offences against property, committed without 


300 


346 


278 


violence. 








Malicious offences against property, . 


19 


61 


46 


Forgery and offences against the currency, 


2 


2 


3 


Offences against the license laws. 


35 


32 


79 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., . 


192 


182 


173 


Offences not iucluded in the foregoing. 


2,996 


2,622 


3,201 




3,978 


3,625 


4,276 



The number of males was 3,388; of females, 590; of 
foreigners, 2,415 ; of non-residents, 605. Thirty-nine per- 
sons were delivered to other authorities, 1,432 were re- 
leased (1,425 being first offenders, within twelve months, 
for drunkenness) and 2,507 were held for trial. 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



7 



The number of arrests for the year is a decrease of 298, 
or 7 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 
The number of arrests for the year is 3.76 per cent, of the 
population. The average for the ten preceding years (4,276) 
is 4.13 per cent, of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the j^ear is a decrease 
of 204, or 5.26 per cent., from the average for the ten pre- 
ceding years. The number of females is a decrease of 94, 
or 13.74 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding 
years. 

There were 407 persons arrested for offences against prop- 
erty. Of this number, 189, or 46.44 per cent., were under 
twenty years of age. 

The average amount of lost property restored for the ten 
preceding years was $10,139.02; in 1905 it was $12,938.69, 
or $2,799.67 more than the average. The average amount 
of stolen property recovered for the ten preceding years was 
$7,748.60; in 1905 it was $11,678.50, or $3,929.90 more 
than the averao^e. 

Thirteen hundred and fifty persons were accommodated 
with lodgings, — a decrease of 345 from last year. The 
average number of persons accommodated with lodgings 
during the ten preceding years was 2,395. 

The number of non-residents arrested this year (605) is 
15.21 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the six preceding years was 14.96 
per cent, of the arrests for that time. 

Forty-seven and seven-tenths per cent, of the population 
is of foreign birth. The number of foreigners arrested this 
year (2,415) is 60.71 per cent, of the total arrests. The 
proportion of prisoners of foreign birth is 27.25 per cent, 
greater than the proportion of the population of foreign 
birth. 

Thirty-five and one-tenth per cent, of the population is 
between the ages of twenty and thirty-nine, inclusive. The 
number of persons between these ages arrested this year 
(2,225) is 55.93 per cent, of the total arrests. The propor- 
tion of prisoners between these ages is 59.34 per cent, 
greater than the proportion of the population. 



8 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1896 to 1905, inclusive : — 



YEAR. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Lodgers 
acconamo- 
dated. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1896, .... 


97,355 


3,966 


4.08 


4,150 


$10,130 81 


$11,932 94 


1897 


101,106 


4,283 


4.24 


4,279 


11,615 40 


5,801 38 


1898 


97,617 


4,158 


4.26 


2,460 


8,371 68 


8,869 94 


1899, .... 


102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


2,105 


7,408 26 


5,048 61 


1900 


104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


1,394 


7,684 78 


5,137 58 


1901 


107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


1,608 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902, .... 


108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


1,238 


10,469 93 


10,863 58 


1903 


113,602 


4,697 


4.13 


1,330 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


1904 


113,645 


3,625 


3.18 


1,702 


9,065 86 


9,152 38 


1905 


105,762 


3,978 


3.76 


1,357 


12,938 69 


11,678 50 


Average, . 


105,269 


4,293 


4.08 


2,152 


$9,771 62 


$8,333 51 



Drunkenness, 

There Avere 2,176 persons arrested for drunkenness, 
against 1,807 the preceding year, — an increase of 369, or 
20.42 per cent. Of this increase, 336 were males. Four 
hundred and fortj^-two, or 20.31 per cent., were non-resi- 
dents ; and 1,382, or 63.51 per cent., were of foreign birth. 
The number of arrests for drunkenness this year is 2.06 per 
cent, of the population ; the percentage for the ten preced- 
ing years was 2.19. The number of arrests for drunkenness 
this year is a decrease of 96, or 4.22 per cent., from the 
average for the ten preceding years. 

Juveniles, 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) Avas 258, against 340 the preceding year, — a 
decrease of 24.11 per cent. Fifty-three, or 20.55 per cent., 
were of foreign birth; 429, or 83.14 per cent., of the 
parents were of foreign birth. 

The number of juvenile offenders for the j^ear is a decrease 
of 35 from the average for the ten i)recediiig years. The 
number of juveniles arrested this year for offences against 
property (134) is a decrease of 17 from the average number 
arrested for these offences during the ten preceding years. 



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Inspect07''s Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the ser- 
vice are included in the general statement of the work of the 
department : — 



Number of cases investigated, 732 

Number of persons arrested, 113 

Number of days in second district court, 116 

Value of lost property restored, f 1,061 60 

Value of stolen property recovered, 6,168 25 



Inspector of Claims, 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law de- 
partment in investigating claims against the city was as 
follows : — 



Number of cases investigated, 60 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 240 

Number of days in court, 25 

Number of notices served, 97 



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204 


1,563 


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590 


3,978 


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Ages. 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




403 


47 


450 




480 


65 


545 




487 


68 


555 




467 


112 


579 




448 


98 


546 




368 


70 


438 




274 


42 


316 




206 


29 


235 




111 


19 


130 




144 


40 


184 






590 


3,978 



Miscellaneous Work. 

Accidents reported, .... 
Buildings found open, 
Cases investigated, .... 
Defective sidewalks reported, . 
Defective streets reported. 
Defective water pipes reported, 
Disturbances suppressed, . 
Fire alarms given, .... 
Fires extinguished without alarm, . 
Fires, men on duty at, . . . 
Intoxicated persons assisted home, . 
Lost children restored to parents, . 
Notices served for Board of Health, 
Nuisances reported to Board of Health, 
Search warrants served, . 
Gallons of malt liquor seized, . 
Stray teams cared for, 
Street obstructions removed, . 



268 
3,266 
434 
247 

36 
654 

71 

69 
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36 
379 
146 

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30 
2,560 



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16 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Police Signal Service. 
Seventy-six signal boxes are in use. There were 21,461 
telephone messages and 4(38,774 on-duty calls sent in during 
the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the 
patrol service. The wagons made 2,093 runs, covered 
3,359% miles and conveyed 2,482 prisoners to the station 
houses . 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
15,461.15. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Labor, $1,944 00 

New signal apparatus and repairs, 565 87 

Construction supplies and tools, 1,452 18 

Register paper, ribbons and ink, 114 00 

Dry batteries, 27 93 

Telephones, 45 00 

Shop fixtures, supplies and tools, 144 65 

Rent, gas and power, 165 70 

Care of horses, wagons and harnesses, 360 80 

Miscellaneous, 37 27 

Patrol service : — 

Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . $471 45 
Wagon and harness repairs, . . . . 126 40 

Miscellaneous, 5 90 

603 75 

Total, 15,461 15 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed 1 for each 1,000 of the population, as 
ascertained by the last preceding national or State census. 
The number of places licensed was 104 ; 2 special club and 
42 druoorist's licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $189,809.95. During the year the first and 
fourth (retail) class licenses of one of the licensees became 
void on account of his death. Under the provisions of chap- 
ter 206 of the Acts of 1905, a certificate was issued to the 



1906.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



17 



administratrix of his estate, and $867.95 was refunded, 
leaving the net amount paid into the city treasury $188,942. 
Of this amount, 25 per cent., $47,235.50, is paid to the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, and the balance, $141,- 
706.50, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1905 : — 



Intoxicating Liquob. 



a 

c . 



So U 



LicenseB iseued 

Licenses surrendered, . 

Licenses revoked for violation of 
law. 

Licenses transferred, 
License applications rejected, 
Transfer applications rejected. 



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One place licensed for a portion of year only. Fee, 1867.95. 



Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$146,965.70, to meet the running expenses of the depart- 
ment, including the police signal system. The expenditures 
were as follows : — 



Beds and bedding, f 56 76 

Card index and filing cabinets, 396 16 

Carriage hire, 68 2.5 

Directories, 18 00 

Disinfectants, 70 08 

Express, freight and teaming, 12 21 

Fuel, 965 45 

Janitors' supplies, 169 60 

Laundry work, 141 14 

Law books, 15 84 

Light, 1,620 09 



Amount carried forward. 



$3,533 57 



18 



FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1906. 



A^nount brought forward, $3,533 57 

Military drill 298 33 

Newspapers, 56 60 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 35 89 

Officers' expenses (railway, food, etc.), . . . 325 09 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . . 782 42 

Repairs to station houses, 2,149 75 

Salaries, 132,649 01 

Signal systenti, 5,461 15 

Stationery, record books and printing, 721 70 

Telephones, 437 99 

Toilet paper, 40 25 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 216 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 193 13 

Miscellaneous, 64 82 



Total, $146,965 70 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES TANSEY, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 
JAMES M. MORTON, Jr., 

Board of Police. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT 



No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF POLICE 



CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1906 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS. 
18 Post Office Square. 
1907. 



Approved by 
The State T?CAr,D of Pub^toation. 



R E P O E T . 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1906. 

To His Excellency Cdrtis Guild, Jr., Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall Eiver, in compli- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, 
respectfully submits the following report of the work of the 
police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1906 : — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 6 

Inspectors, 3 

Lieutenants, 6 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Liquor officers, 2 

Committing officer, 1 

Patrolmen, 93 

Wagon officers, 2 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Reserve officers, . , 11 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 

Total, 139 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1906. 



RANK. 


Head- 
quarters. 


1. 


Divis 


IONS. 

3. 


4. 


Totals. 


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1 


_ 


_ 


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_ 


1 


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1 


_ 


_ 


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1 






3 


1 


1 


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1 


1 


2 


6 


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2 


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2 


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15 


12 


17 


93 


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2 


3 




11 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




10 


68 


21 


19 


21 


139 



Vacancies. 

There have been six vacancies during the year, as fol- 
lows : — - 

Capt. Francis L. Edson died June 7, 1906. He was 
appointed on the force Feb. 16, 1883. 

June 12, 1906, Acting Inspector Benjamin W. Brown 
and Patrolman Charles B. Jenney were given a hearing on 
charges of conduct unbecoming oflScers. The charges w^ere 
sustained, and they were discharged from the force. They 
were appointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892, and Aug. 16, 
1897, respectively. Commissioner Morton took no part in 
the decision of this case. 

Steward Charles B. Hoar resigned July 7, 1906. He was 
appointed on the force April 20, 1881. 

Patrolman Hugh McGraw resigned July 23, 1906. He 
was appointed on the force Aug. 2, 1876. 

Liquor Officer Aime E. Fregeau died Aug. 27, 1906. He 
was appointed on the force March 31, 1897. 



1907.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 5 



Appointments. 

Nine patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, 
as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 


James Joyce, Jr., 


March 5, 1906. 


30 months. 


Daniel Killeeu 


March 5, 1906. 


30 months. 


Martin J. McDonald, 


March b, 1906. 


30 months. 


Jeremiah J. McDonald 


July 2, 1906. 


34 months. 


James T. Kane, 


July 2, 1906. 


27 months. 


Wesley S. Mills 


July 2, 1906. 


25 months. 


Nathan Livesey, 


July 14, 1906. 


21 months. 


Robert Wiley, 


Aug. 21, 1906. 


16 months. 


William E. Sullivan 


Sept. 10, 1906. 


17 months. 



Nine reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Raymond Leary, 


March 5, 1906, 


34 


Fall River, Mass., 


Hostler. 


Henry Lees, .... 


March 5, 1906, 


35 


Fall River, Mass., 


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agent. 


John Rigby, .... 


March 5, 1906, 


30 


Fall River, Mass., 


Teamster. 


James E. Hampston, 


July 1,1906, 


26 


Ireland, 


Teamster. 


Andrew J. McDonald, . 


July 1 , 1906, 


33 


Fall River, Mass., 


Weaver. 


Asa S. Mills 


July 1, 1906, 


26 


Fall River, Mass., 


Clerk. 


Charles F. Malone, . 


July 14, 1906, 


26 


Fall River, Mass., 


Laborer. 


Michael A. Curran, 


Aug. 21, 1906, 


27 


Ireland, 


Printer. 


Timothy McCarthy, 


Sept. 10, 1906, 


25 


Fall River, Mass., 


Quarryman. 



Clerh of the Board, 
Charges were preferred against Harry Lodge, clerk of the 
Board of Police, for being absent without leave, and on May 
31, 1906, a hearing was duly held thereon. Said Harry 
Lodge failed to appear at said hearing, and was dismissed 
from the service for absenting himself from duty without 
leave. 

Requisition was duly made on the Civil Service Commis- 



6 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

sion for the names of persons eligible to fill the vacancy. 
From the names submitted, John R. Rostron was selected, 
and on June 22, 1906, he was duly appointed clerk of the 
Board of Police for a probationary term of six months. 

Promotions. 

Sept. 24, 1906, Lieut. John Brocklehurst was promoted 
to the rank of captain. 

Sept. 24, 1906, Patrolman Patrick M. McGlynn was pro- 
moted to the rank of lieutenant. 

Commendations. 

Aug. 21, 1906, Capt. Dennis Desmond, Jr., and Patrol- 
man Thomas Garvey were commended for alertness and 
courage in arresting Joseph Casey and John O'Neil for 
house-breaking, and were granted thirty days' furlough, 
and twenty days' furlough, respectively, Avith pay. 

Nov. 5, 1906, Patrolman Nicholas J. Salmon was com- 
mended for alertness in arresting Charles Sanford, alias 
Charles L. Gifford, on the morning of Oct. 24, 1906, for 
larceny, and was granted a furlough, with pay, for three 
days. 

Nov. 19, 1906, Patrolman Michael J. Kennedy was com- 
mended for vigilance and alertness in arresting Joseph 
Herbert on the night of Oct. 28, 1906, for attempted break- 
ing and entering. 

Charges. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Capt. Dennis Desmond, eir. After a hearing, on 
March 24, 1906, the charges Avere sustained and he was 
reprimanded. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Patrolman Robert Openshaw. After a hearing, on 
May 4, 1906, the charges were not sustained. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Acting Inspector Benjamin W. Brown and Patrol- 
man Charles B. Jen ney. After a hearing, on June 12, 1906, 
the charges were sustained, and they were discharged from 
the force. Commissioner Morton took no part in the deci- 
sion of this case. 



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July 2, 1906, charges of conduct unbecoming an officer, 
preferred against Patrolman Elmer E. Bassett, were consid- 
ered by the Board, after which said charges were dismissed 
without a hearing. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Patrolman Michael Lenehan. After a hearing, on 
Sept. 10, 1906, the charges were not sustained. 

Charges of neglect of duty and inefficiency were preferred 
against Patrolman Ambroise L. N. Lapointe. After a hear- 
ing, on Oct. 22, 1906, the charges were sustained, and he 
was suspended from duty for four days, without pay. 

Charges of intoxication and conduct unbecoming an offi- 
cer were preferred against Patrolman Bartholomew Leary. 
After a hearing, on Nov. 5, 1906, the charges were sus- 
tained, and he was suspended from duty, without pay, for 
sixty days. 

WOKK OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1906, was 4,291, against 3,978 the preceding year, 
— an increase of 313, or 7.86 per cent., all of which were 
males. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the 
arrests for this year with those of the preceding year, and 
the average arrests for the ten years from 1896 to 1905, in- 
clusive : — 



Nature op Offence. 


1905. 


1906. 


Average 
for 
Ten Years, 
1896-1905. 


Offences against the person 


347 


376 


407 


Offences against property, committed witli 
violence. 

Offences against property, committed with- 
out violence. 
Malicious offences against property, 


88 
300 
19 


97 
277 
23 


83 
292 
45 


Forgery and offences against tlie currency, . 


2 


5 


3 


Offences against the license laws, . 


35 


25 


69 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc.. 


192 


184 


'182 


Offences not included in the foregoing, . 


2,995 


3,304 


3,211 


Totals 


8,978 


4,291 


4,292 



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[Jan. 



The number of males was 3,740; of females, 551; of 
foreigners, 2,614; of non-residents, 569. Thirty-one were 
delivered to other authorities, 1,581 were released (1,578 
being first offenders, within twelve months, for drunken- 
ness) and 2,679 w^ere held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is a decrease of 1 from 
the average for the ten preceding years. The number of 
arrests for the year is 3.97 per cent, of the population. 
The average for the ten preceding years (4,292) is 4.08 per 
cent, of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year (3,740) is 
an increase of 352, or 10.39 per cent., from the number of 
males arrested during the preceding year, and an increase 
of 180, or 5.05 per cent., from the average (3,560) for the 
ten preceding years. 

The number of females arrested during the year (551) is 
a decrease of 39, or 6.61 per cent., from the number of 
females arrested during the preceding year, and a decrease 
of 124, or 18.37 per cent., from the average (675) for tlie 
ten preceding years. 

The number of iion-residents arrested this year (569) is 
13.26 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the seven preceding years (4,570) 
was 14.97 per cent, of the arrests for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested this year (2,614) is 
60.91 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of for- 
eigners arrested during the seven preceding years (18,281) 
was 59.88 per cent, of the total arrests for that time. 

The amount of lost property reported during the year was 
$17,426.86. The amount of lost property restored was 
$15,763.52, or 90.45 per cent, of the amount reported. 
The amount of stolen property reported during the year was 
$15,090.68. The amount of stolen property recovered dur- 
ing the year was $14,341, or 95.03 per cent, of the amount 
reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1897 to 1906, inclusive : — 



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9 



Yeab. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Value of 
Lost 
Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property re- 
covered. 


1897, 

1898, 

1899, 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903, 

lv\)i, ..... 

1905, 

1906, 

Average, 


101,106 
97,517 
102,281 
104,863 
107,831 
108,728 
113,602 

105,762 
107,911 


4,283 
4,158 
4,473 
4,460 
4,313 
4,973 
4,697 
3 625 
3,978 
4,291 


4.24 
4.26 
4.37 
4.25 
4.00 
4.57 
4.13 

^ 18 
0. 10 

3.76 
3.97 


$11,615 40 
8,371 58 
7,408 25 
7,684 78 
9,555 88 
10,469 93 
10,475 05 

12,938 69 
15,763 52 


$5,801 38 
3,869 94 
5,048 61 
5,137 58 
6,765 47 
10,863 58 
13,084 72 

Q 1 KO OC 
u,LO£ OO 

11,678 50 
14,341 00 


106,324 


4,325 


4.47 


$10,334 89 


$8,574 31 



DrimJcenness . 

There vs^ere 2,498 persons arrested for drunkenness, 
against 2,176 for the preceding year, — an increase of 322, 
or 12.89 per cent., all of which were males. Four hundred 
and twenty-eight, or 17.13 per cent., were non-residents; 
and 1,622, or 64.93 per cent., were of foreign birth. The 
number of arrests for drunkenness this year is 2.31 per cent, 
of the population ; the percentage for the ten preceding years 
was 2.17. The number of arrests for drunkenness this year 
is an increase of 213, or 9.32 per cent., from the average for 
the ten preceding years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 286, against 258 the preceding year, — 
an increase of 28, or 10.85 percent. Forty-eight, or 16.78 
per cent., were of foreign birth; 445, or 77.79 per cent., 
of the parents were of foreign birth. The number of juve- 
nile offenders for the year is a decrease of 16 from the aver- 
age for the ten preceding years. 

Inspector's Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the ser- 
vice are included in the general statement of the work of the 
department : — 



10 FALL EIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

Number of cases investigated, 601 

Number of persons arrested, 85 

Number of days in second district court, 85 

Value of lost property restored, $42 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, 6,081 50 



Inspector of Claims. 
The work of the oflScer detailed to assist the law de- 
partment in investigating claims against the city was as 
follows : — 



Number of cases investigated, . 49 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 203 

Number of days in court, 15 

Number of notices served, 44 



JSFativities, 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 







OS 

ea 












Nativities. 


CO 
« 


Femal 


Totals 


NATrvrriEs. 


Males. 


1 


OB 

1 


Armenia, 


3 




3 


India, . . . . 


1 




1 


Assyria, 


5 




5 


Ireland, 


400 


110 


510 


Australia, 


3 




3 


Italy, .... 


33 


1 


34 


Austria, 


83 


6 


89 


Mexico, 


1 




1 


Brazil, .... 


2 




2 


Norway and Sweden, 


9 


3 


12 


British Provinces,^ 


21 


3 


24 


Poland, 


154 


6 


160 


Canada, 


730 


84 


814 


Portugal,2 . 


170 


14 


184 


China 


1 




1 


Russia, 


47 


10 


57 


Denmark, . 


3 




3 


Scotland, 


60 


19 


79 


England, 


493 


102 


595 


Switzerland, 


1 




1 


Finland, 


9 




9 


Syria 


2 


1 


3 


France, 


1 




1 


United States, 


1,490 


187 


1,677 


Germany, 


7 


1 


8 


Wales,. 


10 


4 


14 


Greece 


1 




1 


Totals, . 


3,740 


551 


4,291 



1 Includes New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

2 Includes Western Islands. 



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Ages. 








The ages 


of the prisoners were as follows 


: — 




Ages. 




Females. 


Totals. 


Under 20, . 




407 


64 


471 


20 and under 25, 




535 


46 


581 


25 and under 30, 




481 


72 


553 


30 and under 35, 




568 


84 


652 


35 and under 40, 




~ 532 


84 


616 


40 and under 45, 




427 


69 


496 


45 and under 50, 




281 


42 


32a 


50 and under 55, 




228 


45 


273 


55 and under 60, 




140 


21 


161 


Over 60, 




141 


24 


165 


Totals, . 




3,740 


551 


4,291 



Miscellaneous Work 



Accidents reported, 
Buildings found open, . 
Cases investigated, 
Defective sidewalks reported, 
Defective streets reported, . 
Defective water pipes reported, 
Disturbances suppressed, 
Fire alarms given, 
Fires extinguished without alarm 
Fires, men on duty at, . 
Gallons of malt liquor seized. 
Gallons of spirituous liquor seized. 
Intoxicated persons assisted home. 
Lost children restored to parents. 
Notices served for Board of Health 
Nuisances reported to Board of Health 
Search warrants served, 
Stray teams cared for, . 
Street obstructions removed. 



Police Signal Service. 
Eighty-six signal boxes are in use. There were 22,177 
telephone messages and 476,809 on-duty calls sent in during 
the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the 



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[Jan. 



signal service. The wagons made 2,393 runs, covered 
3,738^/2 niiles and conveyed 2,774 prisoners to the station 
houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$6,560.88. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Box repairs, $38 45 

Desk repairs, 20 58 

pjxpress, freight and teaming, 44 87 

Horse, wagon and harness, care of, 600 15 

Labor 1,760 70 

Line construction, 294 82 

New box work, 1,350 00 

New desk, 850 98 

Patrol service : — 

Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . $477 27 
Wagon and harness repairs, , . . . 95 55 
Miscellaneous barn supplies, . . . . 29 30 

602 12 

Register paper, 105 90 

Rent, light and power, . . 186 90 

Shop fixtures, supplies and tools, 25 99 

Signal apparatus, 37 37 

Telephones and supplies, 165 50 

Underground construction, . 476 55 



Total, $6,560 88 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed 1 for each 1,000 of the population, as ascer- 
tained by the last preceding national or State census. The 
number of places licensed was 105; 2 special club and 41 
druggist's licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $206,641. Of this amount, 25 per cent., $51,- 
660.25, is paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, and 
the balance, $154,980.75, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1906 : — 





Intoxicating Liquors. 










First-class Innholder 
and Fourth-class 
Retailer, Fee, $3,000. 


First-class Victualler 
and Fourth-class 
Retailer, Fee, |;i,600. 


First-class Victualler 
and Fourth-class 
Wholesaler, Fee, 
!|3,000. 


Fourth-class Whole- 
saler, Fee, $1,500. 


Fifth-class Brewer, 
Fee, $3,000. 


Sixth-class Druggist, 
Fee, $1. 


Special Club, Fee, $300. 


Innholder. 


Common Victualler. 


Lodging House. 


Licenses issued, 


8 


80 


U 


3 


4 


41 


2 


4 


254 


4 


Licenses surrendered, 


1 


1 




1 










50 




Licenses transferred, 




11 




1 










8 




License application re- 
jected, .... 












11 






39 




Transfer applications re- 
jected, .... 








1 















Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$144,977.37, to meet the running expenses of the depart- 
ment, including the police signal system. The expenditures 
were as follows : — 



1907.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 19 

Beds and bedding, $445 21 

Boat hire, 14 95 

Card index and filing cabinets, 28 82 

Carriage hire, 35 00 

Cuspidors, 3 50 

Directories, 18 00 

Disinfectants, 21 75 

Express, freight and teaming, 13 54 

Flag repairs, 96 

Fuel 793 52 

Furniture, 42 64 

Grappling apparatus, . . . . . , . . . 3 60 

Janitors' supplies, 91 70 

Laundry work, 143 85 

Law books, 16 00 

Light 1,037 75 

Military drill, . 513 48 

Miscellaneous, 36 75 

Newspapers, 47 20 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 50 64 

Officers' expenses (railway, food, etc.), .... 268 64 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . . 1,039 51 

Property damaged in raid, 6 50 

Repairs to safe, 24 10 

Repairs to station houses, 1,114 88 

Salaries, 131,121 73 

Search light repairs, 70 

Signal 6,560 88 

Stationery, 528 92 

Telephones, 375 43 

Toilet paper, 17 50 

Toilet soap, 11 98 

Towelling, 11 10 

Transcript of evidence in case of John M. Read v. Benjamin 

W. Brown et als., ........ 77 40 

Typewriter repairs and supplies, 11 35 

Typewriter, services of, for city marshal, .... 208 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 239 89 



JAMES M. MORTON, Jr., 

Board of Police. 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES TANSEY, 
WILLIAM MORAN, 



Public Document 



No. 58 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF POLICE 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1907. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1908. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



(Commnntufaltli of lilaasarl|«srtta. 



E E P O R T. 



Office of the Board of Police, 

Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1907. 

To His Excellency Cdrtis Guild, Jr., Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall Kiver, in compliance 
with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, respect- 
fully submits the following report of the work of the police 
department for the year ending ^^ov. 30, 1907 : — 



The DEPAETMmT. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is composed 



of: 



City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 5 

Inspectors, 3 

Lieutenants, 6 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Liquor olB&cers, 2 

Committing officer, 1 

Patrolmen, 96 

Wagon officers, 2 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Reserve officers, 11 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, 2 



Total 



142 



4 FALL RIYEE POLICE. [Jan. 



Disiributio7i of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1907. 



RANK. 


to 
u 

01 


Divisions. 


Totals. 


Head 
quar 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 




1 










1 


Assistant city marshal, . 


1 










1 






q 
O 


1 
i 






5 




3 










3 




- 


2 


1 


1 


2 


6 


Clerk of city marshal, .... 


1 










1 




2 










2 


Committing officer, .... 


1 


_ 


] 




_ 


1 


Patrolmen, 


1 


51 


14 


13 


17 


96 






2 








2 






2 








2 






9 




1 


1 


11 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 


Totals 


10 


74 


18 


18 


22 


142 



Yacancies. 

There have been five vacancies during the year, as follows : — 

Patrolman John Riley died Dec. 6, 1906. He was appointed 
on the force Feb. 2, 1880. 

Patrolman Jeremiah H. Leary was given a hearing on charges 
of intoxication and conduct unbecoming an ofiicer, Dec. 31, 
1906. The charges were sustained, and he was discharged from 
the force. He was appointed on the force Dec. 31, 1899. 

Patrolman Thomas McAdams died April 8, 1907. He was 
appointed on the force Dec. 18, 1876. 

Steward Joseph Mayall died Oct. 18, 1907. He was ap- 
pointed on the force Oct. 28, 1889. 

Steward Joseph Bolger resigned Oct. 25, 1907. He was ap- 
pointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892. 

A'ppointments, 

Eight patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, as 
follows : — 



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5 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Length of Service 

on. the 
Reserve Force. 


Oscar L. Davis, 


Jan. 


1, 


1907. 


16 mouths. 




Jan. 


14, 


1907. 


16 months. 




April 


30, 


1907. 


14 months. 




April 


30, 


1907. 


14 months. 




April 


30, 


1907. 


14 months. 




April 


30, 


1907. 


10 months. 




Nov. 


29, 


1907. 


17 months. 




Nov. 


29, 


1907. 


17 months. 



Eight reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


Charles A. M. Westgate, 


Dec. 31,1906, 


34 


Tiverton, R. I., 


Grocer. 


William O'Brien, .... 


Jan. 14, 1907, 


29 


Ireland, 


Folder. 


Cyrus A. Lewis, . . . . 


April 13, 1907, 


39 


Maine, 


Loom fixer. 


James W. Galvin, .... 


April 30, 1907, 


29 


Fall River, Mass , 


Clerk. 


Napoleon Roux 


April 30, 1907, 


29 


Canada, 


Motor man. 


John F. Powers, .... 


April 30, 1907, 


34 


Fall River, Mass., 


Baggage 






master. 


Malachi Sheahan, .... 


Nov. 1, 1907, 


34 


Ireland, 


Clerk. 


Richard D. Evans, .... 


Nov. 1, 1907, 


32 


England, 


Mule spinner. 



Commendatio7is. 
Feb. 25, 1907, Patrolman Florence A. Drislan was com- 
mended for diligence and alertness in arresting Louis Labonte, 
at 1 o'clock A.M., Feb. 3, 1907, for breaking and entering and 
larceny. 

May 29, 1907, Patrolman Joseph B. Dufresne was com- 
mended for courage and alertness in arresting Joseph Mills on 
the night of March 29, 1907, for indecent exposure. 

Charges. 

Charges of intoxication and conduct unbecoming an officer 
were preferred against Patrolman Jeremiah H. Leary. After 
a hearing, on Dec. 31, 1906, the charges were sustained, and 
he was dismissed from the force. 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Charges of intoxication, conduct unbecoming an officer and 
violation of rule 22, section 16, of the Rules and Regulations 
governing the police department, were preferred against Patrol- 
man Abraham L. Pilling. After a hearing, on Sept. 4, 1907, 
the charges of intoxication and conduct unbecoming an officer 
were not sustained. The charge of violation of rule 22, section 
16, of the Rules and Regulations governing the police depart- 
ment, was duly sustained, and he was reprimanded therefor. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an, officer were preferred 
against Patrolman Daniel Killeen. After a hearing, on i^ov. 
1, 1907, the charges were not sustained. 

Work of the Department. 
Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending E'ov. 
30, 1907, was 4,421, against 4,291, the preceding year, — an 
increase of 130, or 3 per cent., all of which were males. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the arrests 
for this year with those of the preceding year, and the average 
arrests for the ten years from 1897 to 1906, inclusive: — 



Natuee op Ofpbncks. 


1906. 


1907. 


Average 
for 
Ten Years. 
1897-1906. 




376 


527 


394 


Offences against property, committed with vio- 
lence. 

Offences against property, committed without 
violence. 

Malicious offences against property, 


97 
277 
23 


44 

208 
27 


85 
301 
44 


Forgery and offences against the currency, . 


5 


6 


3 


Offences against the license laws, . . . • 


25 


26 


62 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc, 


184 


180 


192 


Offences not included in the foregoing, 


3,304 


3,403 


3,244 


Totals 


4,291 


4,421 


• 4,325 



The number of males was 3,890 ; of females, 531 ; of foreign- 
ers, 2,733; of nonresidents, 605. Eifty-four were delivered to 
other authorities, 1,516 were released (1,515 being first offend- 



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7 



ers, within twelve months, for drunkenness) and 2,851 were 
held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 96 from 
the average for the ten preceding years. The number of arrests 
for the year is 3.93 per cent, of the population. The average 
for the ten preceding years (4,325) is 4.07 per cent, of the 
average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year (3,890) is an 
increase of 150, or 4 per cent., from the number of males ar- 
rested during the preceding year; and an increase of 240, or 
6.58 per cent., from the average (3,650) for the ten preceding 
years. 

The number of females arrested during the year (531) is a 
decrease of 20, or 3.63 per cent, from the number of females 
arrested during the preceding year; and a decrease of 144, or 
21.33 per cent., from the average (675) for the ten preceding 
years. 

The number of nonresidents arrested this year (605) is 13.68 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of nonresidents ar- 
rested during the eight preceding years (5,139) was 14.76 per 
cent, of the total arrests (34,811) for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested this year (2,733) is 61.81 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of foreigners arrested 
during the eight preceding years (20,895) was 60.02 per cent, 
of the total arrests (34,811) for that time. 

The amount of lost property reported during the year was 
$20,653.94. The amount of lost property restored was $21,- 
827.47, or 5.68 per cent, more than the amount reported. The 
amount of stolen property reported during the year was $15,- 
666.98. The amount of stolen property recovered was $12,- 
071.96, or 77.05 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1898 to 1907, inclusive: — 



8 



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[Jan. 



Year. 


Popula- 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percent- 
age of 
Arrests. 


of Lost 
Property 
restored. 


of Stolen 
Property 
recovered. 


1898, 


97,517 


4,158 


4.26 




f djOby 94 


1899, 


102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


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7,4Uo 2o 


5,048 61 


1900, 


104,000 


4,460 


4.25 


7,684 78 


5,137 58 


1901, 


107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902, 


108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


1U,4d9 93 


10,863 58 


1903, 


113,602 


4,697 


4. 13 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


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3,978 


3.76 


12,938 69 


11,678 50 


1906 


107,911 


4,291 


3.97 


15,763 52 


14,341 00 


1907 


112,574 


4,421 


3.93 


21,827 47 


12,071 96 


Average 


107,471 


4,339 


4.04 


11,356 10 


9,201 37 



Drunkenness. 

There were 2,385 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
2,498 for the preceding year, — a decrease of 113, or 4.52 per 
cent. Four hundred and forty-seven, or 18.74 per cent., v^ere 
nonresidents; and 1,5Y7, or 66.12 per cent., were of foreign 
birth. The number of arrests for drunkenness this year is 2.11 
per cent, of the population. The percentage for the ten preced- 
ing years was 2.19. The number of arrests this year is an in- 
crease of 55, or 2.36 per cent., from the average for the ten 
preceding years. 

J uveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 355, against 286 the preceding year, — an 
increase of 69, or 24.12 per cent. Sixty-five, or 18.31 per 
cent, were of foreign birth; 572, or 80.56 per cent., of the 
parents were of foreign birth. The number of juvenile offend- 
ers for the year is an increase of 23 from the average for the 
nine preceding years. 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



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Inspector s Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the ser- 
vice are included in the general statement of the work of the 
department : — 



Number of cases investigated, 793 

Number of persons arrested, 168 

Number of days in second district court, 143 

Value of lost property restored, . . . . . . $3,378 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, 5,149 00 



Inspector of Claims, 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law department 
in investigating claims against the city was as follows : — 

Number of cases investigated, 52 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 208 

Number of days in court, 2 

Number of notices served, 10 



Nativities. 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Nativities. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Nativities. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Arabia 


1 




1 


Ireland 


386 


87 


473 


Assyria, .... 


22 




22 


Italy 


56 


3 


59 


Australia, 


3 




3 


Mexico, .... 


2 




2 


Austria 


49 


4 


53 


Norway and Sweden, . 


24 


1 


25 


British Provinces,^ 


39 




46 


Poland, .... 


160 


9 


169 


Canada 


710 


82 


792 


Portugal,2 


185 


17 


202 


China, .... 


3 




3 


Russia, .... 


48 


8 


56 


Denmark, 


3 




3 


Scotland, 


56 


21 


77 


England, 


512 


106 


618 


Switzerland, . 


1 




1 


Finland 


14 




14 


Syria 


2 




2 


France, .... 


8 


1 


9 


United States, 


1,516 


172 


1,688 


Germany, 


24 


5 


29 


Wales, .... 


65 


8 


73 


Greece, .... 






1 


Totals, . 


3,890 


531 


4,421 



1 Includes New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

2 Includes Western Islands. 



1908.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



15 



Ages. 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Ages. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




533 


45 


578 




562 


45 


607 




530 


84 


614 




480 


72 


552 




489 


97 


586 




389 


67 


456 




319 


52 


371 




268 


31 


299 




164 


16 


180 




156 


22 


178 




3,890 


531 


4,421 



Miscellaneous Work. 

Accidents reported, 177 

Buildings found open, 366 

Cases investigated, 2,924 

Defective sidewalks reported, 419 

Defective streets reported, 284 

Defective water pipes reported, 27 

Disturbances suppressed, 1,008 

Fire alarms given, 94 

Fires extinguished without alarm, 90 

Fires, men on duty at, 731 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, 19i 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, 35 

Lost children restored to parents, 775 

Notices served for Board of Health, 2 

Nuisances reported to Board of Health, 31 

Search warrants served, 4 

Stra}^ teams cared for, 73 

Street obstructions removed, 1,666 



Police Signal System. 
Eighty-seven signal boxes are in nse. There were 24,702 tele- 
phone messages and 482,200 on-duty calls sent in during the 
year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the service. 



16 



FALL KIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



The wagons made 2,272 runs, covered 3,700^ miles and con- 
veyed 2,639 prisoners to the station houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$6,583.47. The expenditures were as follows: — 



Box repairs . f661 46 

Desk repairs, ' . 8 00 

Express, freight and teaming, 47 40 

Horse, wagon and harness, care of, 372 99 

Labor, . 2,088 00 

Line construction, . . 142 52 

New box work, . 200 75 

New desk, 520 63 

Ofl3.ce supplies, 42 53 

Patrol service : — 

Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . . $567 92 
Wagon and harness repairs, .... 239 67 
Miscellaneous barn supplies, . . . 42 10 

849 69 

Register paper 93 1^ 

Shop fixtures, supplies and tools, 28 57 

Shop rent, light and power, 176 82 

Station apparatus, . . 842 05 

Telephone supplies, 239 62 

Testing set, 58 50 

Underground construction, 710 78 



Total, $6,683 47 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be li- 
censed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the first 
five classes, provides that the number of places licensed shall 
not exceed 1 for each 1,000 of the population, as ascertained 
by the last preceding national or State census. The number 
of places licensed was 105 ; 2 special club and 42 druggist's 
licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor li- 
censes was $200,855.79. Of this amount, 25 per cent., $50,- 
213.95, is paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, and the 
balance, $150,641.84, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending ISTov. 30, 1907 : — 



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17 





Intoxicating Liquors. 










First-class Innholder 
and Fourth-class 
Retailer, Fee, f3,000. 


First-class Victualler 
and Fourth-class 
Retailer, Fee, $1,G00. 


First-class Victualler 
and Fourth-class 
Wholesaler, Fee, 
!$3,000. 


Fourth-class Whole- 
saler, Fee, $1,500. 


Fifth-class Brewer, 
Fee, $3,000. 


Sixth-class Druggist, 
Fee, $1. 


Special Club, Fee, $300. 


Innholders. 


Common Victuallers. 


Lodging Houses. 


Licenses issued, . . . 


71 


81 1 


13 


3 


8 


42 


2 


8 


247 


4 


Licenses surrendered, 








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42 




Licenses transferred, . 




7 


1 






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License applications re- 
jected. 

Transfer applications re- 
jected. 




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43 





Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$151,380.43, to meet the running expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. The expenditures were as 
follows : — . 



Beds and bedding, $36 38 

Boat hire, 18 50 

Carriage hire, 32 50 

Clock repairs, 8 00 

Directories, 18 00 

Disinfectants, 55 50 

Express freight and teaming, 18 55 

Fuel 907 86 

Furniture, 70 62 

Janitor's supplies, 170 02 

Laundry work, 148 25 

Law books, 76 25 

Light, 1,071 24 

Military drill, 570 42 

Miscellaneous, 132 42 

Newspapers, 6110 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), .... 35 95 

Officers' expenses (railway, food, etc.), 156 71 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . . 881 86 

Repairs to station houses, 542 48 

Salaries, ' 138,208 06 

Signal, 6,583 47 

Stationery, 693 19 



1 One for part of year only. 



18 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1908. 

Telephones, . . . . . . . . . . $448 86 

Toilet paper, 11 50 

Towelling, . 6 64 

Typewriter repairs and supplies, 6 10 

Typewriter, service of, for city marshal, 216 00 

Uniforms and equipments, 194 10 

Total $151,380 43 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES TANSEY, 
JAMES M. MORTOI^, Jr., 
RUEUS W. BASSETT, 

Board oj Police. 



Public Document 



No. 58 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Police 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1908. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1909. 

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Appeoved by 
The State Board op Publication. 



2[l)e Comtnontocaltl) of illa00acbii0ctts- 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1908. 

To His Excellency Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in compli- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, 
respectfully submits the following report of the work of the 
police department for the year ending I^ov. 30, 1908 : — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 



City marshal, .......... 1 

Assistant city marshal, ....... 1 

Captains, .......... 5 

Inspectors, .......... 3 

Lieutenants, ......... 6 

Clerk of city marshal, ........ 1 

Liquor officers, ......... 2 

Committing officer, ........ 1 

Mounted patrolmen, ........ 4 

Patrolmen, .......... 96 

Wagon officers, ......... 2 

Wagon drivers, ......... 2 

Reserve officers, . . . . . . . . .11 

Stewards, .......... 9 

Matrons, 2 



Totals, 146 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1908. 





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w 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 




City marshal, .... 


1 




- 


- 




1 


Assistant city marshal, . 


1 




- 


- 




1 


Captains, ..... 




3 


1 


1 




5 


Inspectors, ..... 


3 




- 


- 




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O 


Lieutenants, ..... 




2 


1 


1 


2 


6 


Clerk of city marshal, 


1 




- 


- 




1 


Liquor officers, .... 


2 




- 


- 




2 


Committing officer. 


1 




- 


- 




1 


Mounted patrolmen, 






1 


1 


2 


4 


Patrolmen, ..... 




52 


14 


14 


16 


96 


Wagon officers, .... 




2 








2 


Wagon drivers, .... 


- 


2 






- 


2 


Reserve officers, .... 




7 


1 


2 




11 


Stewards, ..... 




3 


2 


2 


2 


9 


Matrons, ..... 




2 








2 


Totals 


9 


73 


20 


21 


23 


146 



Vacancies. 

There have been two vacancies during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Patrolman Michael Mullaly died Jan. 12, 1908. He was 
appointed on the force Sept. 17, 1877. 

Patrolman Ambroise L. ~E. Lapointe's resignation was ac- 
cepted Sept. 16, 1908. He was appointed on the force 'Eoy. 
27, 1900. 

Appointments. 

Six patrolmen have been appointed on the regular force, as 
follows : — 



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Name. 


Date of 
Appointni6nt. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 


Charles F. Malone, 


Jan. 22, 1908, 


18 months. 


Michael A. Curran, .... 


March 13, 1908, . 


19 months. 


Timothy McCarthy, 


March 13, 1908, . 


18 months. 


Charles A. M. Westgate, 


March 13, 1908, . 


15 months. 


William O'Brien, .... 


March 13, 1908, . 


14 months. 


Cyrus A. Lewis, .... 


Oct. 6, 1908, 


17 months. 



Six reserve officers have been appointed, as follows: 



Name. 



Date of 
Appointment. 



Age. 



Birthplace. 



Previous 
Occupation. 



Joseph Winkley, . 
William A. Cook, . 
Edward F. Kelly, 
John P. Sullivan, . 
Patrick H. Sullivan, 
Eugene J. Hicks, . 



Jan. 22, 1908 
March 13, 1908 
March 13, 1908 
March 13. 1908 
March 13, 1908 
Oct. 6, 1908 



Fall River, Mass., 
England, . 
Fall River, Mass., 
Providence, R. I., 
Fall River, Mass., 
Lynn, Mass., 



Manager. 

Weaver. 

Car conductor. 

Fireman. 

Drug clerk. 

Plumber. 



Charges. 

Charges of disobedience of orders were preferred against 
Patrolman Henry C. Braley. After a hearing, on April 10, 
1908, the charges were dismissed. 

Charges of intoxication while on patrol in uniform were 
preferred against Patrolman John C. Martin. After a hear- 
ing, on May 22, 1908, the charges were sustained, and he was 
suspended from duty, without pay, for three months. 

Charges of neglect of duty were preferred against Patrol- 
man Michael Joyce. After a hearing, on June 16, 1908, the 
charges were sustained, and he was ordered suspended from 
duty, without pay, for seventy-one days, beginning Dec. 1, 
1908. 

Charges of disobedience of orders, neglect of duty and 
conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred against Patrol- 
man Daniel Killeen. After a hearing, on June 22, 1908, the 
charges were sustained, and he was ordered suspended from 
duty, without pay, for sixty days, beginning Nov. 1, 1908. 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Charges of disobedience of orders and conduct unbecoming 
an officer were preferred against Patrolman Ambroise L. i^. 
Lapointe. After a hearing, on June 22, 1908, the charges 
were sustained, and he was ordered suspended from duty, 
without pay, for thirty days, beginning Dec. 1, 1908. 

Charges of neglect of duty and disrespect towards his su- 
perior officer were preferred against Patrolman Thomas Lud- 
den. After a hearing, on Aug. 4, 1908, the charges were 
sustained, and he was ordered suspended from duty, without 
pay, for fifteen days, beginning Dec. 1, 1908. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Patrolman William R. Connell. After a hearing, on 
Oct. 2, 1908, the charges were not sustained. 

Charges of conduct unbecoming an officer were preferred 
against Patrolman John J. Tierney. After a hearing, on Oct. 
2, 1908, the charges were not sustained. 

WOEK OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
^^ov. 30, 1908, was 4,484, against 4,421 the preceding year, 
— an increase of 63, or 1.43 per cent. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the ar- 
rests for this year with those of the preceding year, and the 
average arrests for the ten years from 1898 to 1907, inclu- 
sive : — • 



Nature of Offence. 


1907. 


1908. 


Average 
for 
Ten Years, 
1898-1907. 


Offences against the person, .... 


527 


424 


397 


Offences against property, committed with 
violence. 

Offences against property, committed without 
violence. 

Malicious offences against property. 


44 

208 
27 


81 
277 
15 


83 
295 
42 


Forgery and offences against the currency. 


6 


3 


4 


Offences against the license laws, . 


26 


42 


54 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc.. 


180 


195 


190 


Offences not included in the foregoing, . 


3,403 


3,447 


3.274 


Totals, 


4,421 


4,484 


4.339 



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7 



The number of males was 3,902; of females, 582; of for- 
eigners, 2,715 ; of non-residents, 654. Forty-seven were deliv- 
ered to other authorities, 1,450 were released (being first 
offenders, within twelve months, for drunkenness) and 2,987 
were held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 145 
from the average for the ten preceding years. The number 
of arrests for the year is 3.93 per cent, of the population. 
The average for the ten preceding years was 4.04 per cent, 
of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is an in- 
crease of 12 from the number of males arrested during the 
preceding year, and an increase of 229, or 6.24 per cent., from 
the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of females arrested during the year is an in- 
crease of 51, or 9.61 per cent., from the number of females 
arrested during the preceding year, and a decrease of 84, or 
1.26 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of non-residents arrested during the year is 
14.59 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the nine preceding years was 14.67 
per cent, of the total arrests for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested during the year is 60.55 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of foreigners ar- 
rested during the nine preceding years was 60.23 per cent, of 
the total arrests for that time. 

The amount of lost property reported during the year was 
$24,313.40. The amount of lost property restored was $21,- 
852.37, or 89.87 per cent, of the amount reported. The 
amount of stolen property reported during the year was 
$16,357.96. The amount of stolen property recovered was 
$9,281.73, or 56.74 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1899 to 1908, inclusive: — 



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[Jan. 



Year. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Value of 

Property re- 
stored. 


Value of 

Property re- 
covered. 


1899, 


102,281 


4,473 


4.37 


$7,408 25 


$5,048 61 


1900 


104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


7,684 78 


5,137 58 


1901, 


107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902 


108,728 


4,973 


4.57 


10,469 93 


10,863 58 


1903 


113,602 


4,697 


4.13 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


1904 


113,645 


3.625 


3.18 


9,065 86 


9,152 36 


1905 


105,762 


3,978 


3.76 


12,938 69 


11,678 50 


1906 


107,911 


4,291 


3.97 


15,763 52 


14,341 00 


1907, 


112 574 


4 421 


3.93 


21,827 47 


12 071 96 


1908 


114,242 


4,484 


3.93 


21,852 37 


9,281 73 


Average, .... 


109,144 


4,372 


4.00 


$12,704 18 


$9,742 55 



Drunkenness. 

There were 2,262 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
2,385 for the preceding year, — a decrease of 123, or 5.16 
per cent. Four hundred and twenty-six, or 18.83 per cent., 
were non-residents, and 1,435, or 63.44 per cent., were of for- 
eign birth. The number of arrests for drunkenness during 
the year is 1.98 per cent, of the population. The percentage 
for the ten preceding years was 2.18. The number of arrests 
this year is a decrease of 80, or 3.42 per cent., from the aver- 
age for the ten preceding years. 

/ uveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 336, against 355 the preceding year, — a 
decrease of 19, or 5.35 per cent. Sixty-nine, or 20.53 per 
cent., were of foreign birth; 495, or 73.56 per cent., of the 
parents were of foreign birth. The number of juvenile of- 
fenders for the year is a decrease of 1 from the average for 
the ten preceding years. 



1909. 



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Witness 



1909.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 15 



Inspectors' Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the ser- 
vice are included in the general statement of the work of the 
department : — 



Number of cases investigated, ..... 807 

Number of persons arrested, ...... 195 

Number of days in second district court, .... 202 

Value of lost property restored, ..... $293 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, ..... 5,418 51 



Inspector of Claims. 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law depart- 
ment in investigating claims against the city was as fol- 
lows : — 



Number of cases investigated, ..... 47 

Number of witnesses interviewed, ..... 208 

Number of days in court, ...... 7 

Number of notices served, ...... 26 



Nativities. 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Nativities. 




jmales. 


J3 


Nativities. 


"3 


!males. 


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3 














Arabia, 






1 


Italy, 


70 


1 


71 


Assyria, 


28 




28 


Norvi^ay and Sweden, . 


22 


6 


28 


Australia, . 


3 




3 


Poland, 


205 


22 


227 


Austria, 


79 


11 


90 


Portugal, 2 


243 


19 


262 


British Provinces, i 


28 


2 


30 


Roumania, 


1 




1 


Canada, 


649- 


97 


746 


Russia, 


66 


3 


69 


China, 


19 




19 


Scotland, . 


38 


10 


48 


Denmark, . 


1 




1 


Spain, 


1 




1 


England, . 


451 


115 


566 


Syria, 


8 




8 


Finland, . 


3 




3 


Turkey, 


2 




2 


France, 


4 


2 


6 


United States, . 


1,572 


197 


1,769 


Germany, . 


17 




17 


Wales, 


1 




1 


Greece, 


19 




19 


West Indies, 


1 




1 


Ireland, 


370 


97 


467 


Totals, 


3,902 


582 


4,484 



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2 Includes Western Islands. 



16 FALL RIVER POLICE. 



Ages. 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : 



Ages. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Under 20 


545 


46 


591 


20 and under 25, 


603 


56 


659 


25 and under 30, ..... 


484 


79 


563 


30 and under 35, ..... 


527 


80 


607 


35 and under 40, ..... 


483 


105 


588 


40 and under 45, ... 


414 


74 


488 


45 and under 50, ..... 


329 


58 


387 


50 and under 55, ..... 


258 


50 


308 


55 and under 60, ..... 


126 


10 


136 


Over 60, 


133 


24 


157 


Totals 


3,902 


582 


4,484 



Miscellcmeous Worlc. 

Accidents reported, . 
Buildings found open, 
Cases investigated. 
Defective sidewalks reported, 
Defective streets reported. 
Defective water pipes reported. 
Disturbances suppressed, . 
Fire alarms given. 
Fires extinguished without alarm. 
Fires, men on duty at. 
Gallons of malt liquor seized. 
Gallons of spirituous liquor seized. 
Intoxicated persons assisted home, 
Lost children restored to parents. 
Notices served for board of health. 
Search warrants served. 
Stray teams cared for. 
Street obstructions removed, 



Police Signal System. 
Ninety signal boxes are in nse. There were 26,091 tele- 
phone messages and 506,779 on-duty calls sent in during the 
year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the service. 



1909.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



17 



The wagons made 2,239 runs, covered 3,621% miles and 
conveyed 2,637 prisoners to the station houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$4,483.01. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Box repairs, ...... 




$14 40 


Express, freight and teaming, 




56 64 


Horse, wagon and harness, care of , . 




477 74 






2,209 91 


Line construction, ..... 




181 49 


Office suppHes, ...... 




75 


Patrol service : — 






Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . 


$593 43 




Wagon and harness repairs. 


58 45 




Miscellaneous, barn supplies, . 


25 87 








677 75 


Register paper, ...... 




154 16 


Shop fixtures, supphes and tools, . 




46 52 


Shop rent, light and power, .... 




179 00 


Station apparatus, ..... 




39 06 


Telephone supplies, ..... 




8 75 


Testing instrument, ..... 




74 25 


Underground construction, .... 




362 59 


Total, 




$4,483 01 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the first 
fi.ve classes, provides that the number of places licensed shall 
not exceed 1 for each 1,000 of the population, as ascertained 
by the last preceding national or State census. The number 
of places licensed was 105 ; 2 special club and 47 druggist's 
licenses were also issued. 

The amount paid into the city treasury for liquor licensefs 
was $199,247. Of this amount, 25 per cent, $49,811.75, is 
paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, and the balance, 
$149,435.25, is the revenue to the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1908 : — 



18 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 





Intoxicating Liquors. 














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Special Club, Fee, $300. 










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Fourth-class Retaih 
Fee, $3,000. 


First-class Victualler ai 
Fourth-class Retaik 
Fee, $1,600. 


First-class Victualler ar 
Fourth-class Whoh 
saler. Fee, $3,000. 


Fourth-class W h o 1 ( 
saler. Fee, $1,500. 


Fifth-class Brewer, Fe 
$3,000. 


Sixth-class Druggist, Fe 


Innholders. 


Common Victuallers. 


Lodging Houses. 


Licenses issued, 


6 


82 


13 


2 


3 


47 


2 


4 


238 


7 


LicpnsGs revoked 




1 








41 






49 




Licenses transferred. 




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1 






8 




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2 




2 


109 




Transfer applications 
rejected, 




3 














1 





Two for violation of conditions. 



Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$161,776.35, to meet the running expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. The expenditures were 



as follows : — ^ 

Beds and bedding, $155 12 

Carriage hire, ........ 25 25 

Directories, . . . . . . . . 18 00 

Disinfectants, ........ 39 25 

Express, freight and teaming, ..... 9 53 

Fuel, 943 78 

Furniture and repairs, . . . . . . 154 10 

GrappUng apparatus, ....... 14 87 

Gymnasium apparatus, ...... 23 00 

Janitors' suppUes, . . . . . . . 121 26 

Laundry work, ........ 145 77 

Law books, ........ 27 52 

Light, 1,171 06 

Military drill, 671 92 

Mounted poUce, 2,798 52 

Newspapers, ........ 56 65 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), . . . 25 73 

Officers' expenses (railway, food, etc.), . . . . 191 60 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . 1,183 75 

Repairs to station house, ...... 1,147 13 

Salaries, 146,654 69 

Signal, 4,483 01 



1909.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 19 

Stationery, . . $678 67 

Telephones, 434 31 

Toilet paper, . . . . . . . . . 11 50 

Toilet soap, 16 25 

Toweling, 1 50 

Typewriter, 137 70 

Typewriter repairs and supplies, ..... 2 00 

Typewriter, service of, for city marshal, . . . 162 00 

Uniforms and equipments, ...... 270 91 



Total, $161,776 35 



Respectfully submitted, 

RUFUS W. BASSETT, 
JAMES M. MORTON, Jk., 
JAMES TANSEY, 

Board of Police. 



Public Document 



No. 58 



ANNUAL KEPORT 

OK THE 

Board of Police 

FOR TJIE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



Decembek, 1909. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1910. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



^[)t CommontDcaltl) of ilto0sacl)U5etts. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1909. 

To His Excellency Eben S. Draper, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in com- 
pliance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 
1894, respectfully submits the following report of the work 
of the police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1909 : — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 

City marshal, .......... 1 

Assistant city marshal, 

Captains, .......... 4 

Inspectors, .......... 3 

Lieutenants, .......... 6 

Clerk of city marshal, ......... 

Liquor ofl&cers, . . . . . . . . .12 

Committing officer, ......... 1 

Patrolmen, . . . . . . . . . . 96 ^ 

Wagon drivers, ......... 2 

Wagon officers, ......... 2 

Reserve officers, . . . . . . . . . 11 ^ 

Stewards, .......... 9 

Matrons, ........... 2 

Total, 149 



1 Three mounted. 



2 One mounted. 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1909. 



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Divisions. 


Totals. 


Head 
qua: 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 




1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Assistant city marshal, 




- 




- 


- 


_ 






1 


1 


1 


1 


4 




3 


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- 


- 


- 


3 


Lieutenants, 




3 


1 


1 


1 


6 


Clerk of city marshal, .... 




- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 




8 


1 


1 


1 


1 


12 


Committing officer, .... 


1 










1 




3 


50 


13 1 


141 


16 1 


96 






2 








2 






2 








2 






7 


1 


1 


2 1 


11 






3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 




16 


71 


19 


20 


23 


149 



1 One mounted. 



Vacancies. 

There have been five vacancies during the year, as fol- 
lows : — 

Matron Hannah Reagan's resignation was accepted Jan. 
12, 1909. She was appointed matron Aug. 1, 1887. 

Steward Levi Greenwood died July 19, 1909. He was 
appointed on the force May 15, 1879. 

City Marshal Rufus B. Hilliard was retired on a pension 
of one-half pay, eTune 16, 1909, on account of his being per- 
manently incapacitated by injuries sustained through no 
fault of his own, in the actual performance of dixiiy. He 
was appointed on the force May 15, 1879. 

Capt. John Brocklehurst was retired on a pension of one- 
third pay, Nov. 8, 1909, on account of his having served in 
the department for forty years, and his having reached the 
age of sixty-nine years. He was appointed on the force 
June 7, 1809. 



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5 



Stephen B. Gardner, clerk of city marshal, was retired 
on a pension of one-third pay, Nov. 8, 1909, on account of 
his having served in the department for thirty-three years, 
and his having reached the age of seventy-seven years. He 
was appointed on the force May 7, 1876. 

Promotion. 

Assistant City Marshal John Fleet was promoted to the 
position of city marshal, Nov. 8, 1909. 

Appointments. 

Nora Foley was appointed to the position of matron Jan. 
12, 1909. 

Seven patrolmen have been appointed to the regular force, 
as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment, 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 


James W. Galvin, .... 


April 14, 1909, . 


23 months, 7 days. 


Napoleon JRoux, . • . . . 


April 14, 1909, . 


23 months, 7 days. 


John F. Powers, 


April 14, 1909, . 


23 months, 7 days. 


Malachi Sheahan 


April 14, 1909, . 


16 months, 7 days. 


Richard D. Evans, .... 


April 14, 1909, . 


16 months, 7 days. 


Joseph Winkley, .... 


April 14, 1909, . 


14 months, 13 days. 


William A. Cook 


Oct. 6, 1909, 


If months, 17 days. 



Seven reserve officers have been appointed, as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of 
Appointment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


John L. Brown, . 


April 14, 1909, 


37 


Fall River, Mass., 


Steam fitter. 


Francis W. Clemmey, 


April 14, 1909, 


25 


Fall River, Mass., 


Lineman. 


John A. Coady, . 


April 14, 1909, 


24 


Fall River, Mass., 


Baler. 


Alfred Verville, . 


April 14, 1909, 


24 


Manchester, N. H., 


Teamster. 


Edward F. Kane, 


April 14, 1909, 


24 


Fall River, Mass., 


Weaver. 


Richard B. O'Connor, 


April 14, 1900, 


30 


Somerset, Mass., . 


Park police. 


Thomas McAndrew, . 


Oct. 6, 1909, . 


23 


Fall River, Mass., 


Mule spinner. 



6 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Complaints. 

There have been complaints against officers as follows : — 



No. 


Rank. 


Nature of Complaint. 


Disposition. 


3 


Reserve officer, . 


Neglect of duty, 


Not sustained. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Intoxication and conduct 


Intoxication not sustained. Con- 






unbecoming an officer. 


duct unbecoming an officer sus- 






tained, and reprimanded. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an 


Sustained, and ordered to serve 






officer. 


four months of duty without pay. 


2 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an 


Not sustained. 






officer. 




1 


Captain, 


Conduct unbecoming an 


Not sustained. 






officer. 




1 


Wagon officer, . 


Conduct unbecoming an 


Sustained, and reprimanded. 






officer. 



Work of the Department. 
Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending 
Nov. 30, 1909, was 4,184, against 4,484 the preceding 
year, — a decrease of 300, or 6.69 per cent. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the 
arrests for this year with those of the preceding year, and 
the average arrests for the ten years from 1899 to 1908, 
inclusive : — 



Nature of Offence. 


1908. 


1909. 


Average 
for 
Ten Years, 
1899-1908. 




424 


315 


402 


Offences against property, committed with violence, . 


81 


97 


82 


Offences against property, committed without violence, 


277 


184 


295 


Malicious offences against property, .... 


1.5 


27 


40 


Forgery and offences against the currency, . 


3 


4 


4 


Offences against the license laws, 


42 


98 


54 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc.. 


195 


15.5 


194 


Offences not included in the foregoing, 


3,447 


3,304 


8,301 






4,184 


4,372 



The number of males Avas 3,742; of females, 442; of 
foreigners, 2,542; of non-residents, 487. Fifty-five were 
delivered to other authorities, 1,622 were released (1,619 



1910.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



7 



being first offenders, within twelve months, for drunkenness) 
and 2,507 were held for trial. The number of arrests for 
the year is a decrease of 188 from the average for the ten 
preceding years. The number of arrests for the year is 
3.63 per cent, of the population. The average for the ten 
preceding years was 3.94 per cent, of the average popula- 
tion for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is a decrease 
of 160, or 4.10 per cent., from the number of males arrested 
during the preceding year, and an increase of 29 from the 
average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of females arrested during the year is a de- 
crease of 140, or 23.71 per cent., from the number of females 
arrested during the preceding year, and a decrease of 217, 
or 32.92 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding 
years. 

The number of non-residents arrested during the year is 
11.64 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of non- 
residents arrested during the ten preceding years was 14.63 
per cent, of the total arrests for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested during the year is 
60.75 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of 
foreigners arrested during the ten preceding years was 
60.26 per cent, of the total arrests for that time. 

The amount of lost property reported during the year 
was $18,648.31. The amount of lost property restored 
was $16,473.36, or 88.33 per cent, of the amount reported. 
The amount of stolen property reported during the year was 
$11,496.65. The amount of stolen property recovered was 
$5,427.84 or 47.21 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1900 to 1909, inclusive : — 



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Year. 


Population. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percentage 
of 

Arrests. 


Value of 

Lost 
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rcstorGcl. 


Value of 
Stolen 
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rccovGrcd 


1900, 


104,863 


4,460 


4.25 


$7,684 78 


$5,137 58 


1901, 


107,831 


4,313 


4.00 


9,555 88 


6,765 47 


1902, 


108,728 


4,S73 


4.57 


10,469 93 


10,863 58 


1903, 


113,602 


4,697 


4.13 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


1904 


113,645 


3,625 


3.18 


9,065 86 


9,152 36 


1905, 


105,762 


3,978 


3.76 


12,938 69 


11,678 50 


1906 


107,911 


4,291 


3.97 


15,763 52 


14,341 00 


1907, ..... 


112,574 


4,421 


3.93 


21,827 47 


12,071 96 


1908, 


114,242 


4,484 


3.93 


21,8.52 37 


9,281 73 


1909, 


115,097 


4,184 


3.63 


16,473 36 


5,427 84 


Average, 


110,426 


4,343 


3.94 


$13,610 70 


$9,780 47 





Drunkenness. 

There were 2,307 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
2,262 for the preceding year, — an increase of 45, or 1.98 
per cent. Three hundred and thirty-four, or 14.47 per 
cent., were non-residents, and 1,534, or 66.49 per cent., 
were of foreiijn birth. The number of arrests for drunken- 
ness during the year is 2 per cent, of the population. 
The percentage for the ten preceding years was 2.17. The 
number of arrests this year is a decrease of 63, or 2.65 per 
cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
3^ears of age) was 296, against 336 the preceding year, — a 
decrease of 40, or 11.01 per cent. Forty-nine, or 16.55 
per cent., were of foreign birth; 459, or 77.53 per cent., 
of the parents were of foreign birth. The number of 
juvenile offenders for the year is a decrease of 52, or 14.94 
per cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 



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Insjpectors^ Departjnent, 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the 
service are included in the general statement of the work of 
the department : — 



Number of cases investigated, ...... 685 

Number of persons arrested, ...... 135 

Number of days in second district court, .... 141 

Value of lost property restored, ..... $88 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, ..... 3,783 57 



Inspector of Claims. 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law depart- 
ment in investigating claims against the city was as fol- 
lows : — 



Number of cases investigated, ...... 54 

Number of witnesses interviewed, . . . . . 212 

Number of days in court, ....... 2 

Number of notices served, ....... 8 



N^ativities. 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 







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Males 


Fema 


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Nativities. 


Males 


Fema 


Total 


Assyria, 


7 


2 


9 


Ireland, 


305 


78 


383 


Australia, 


2 




2 


Italy 


52 


5 


57 


Austria 


66 


10 


76 


Norway, 


2 




2 


Belgium, 


1 




1 


Philippine Islands, 




1 


1 


Brazil 


1 




1 


Poland, 


245 




252 


British Provinces,! 


17 


2 


19 


Portugal,2 . 


224 


14 


238 


Canada 


683 


69 


752 


Russia, .... 


82 


12 


94 


China, .... 


18 




18 


Scotland, 


51 


5 


56 


Denmark, 


1 




1 


South Wales, 


1 




1 


East Indies, . 




1 


1 


Sweden, 


6 




6 


England, 


438 


86 


524 


Syria, .... 


8 




8 


Finland, 


1 




1 


Turkey, 


4 




4 


France, .... 


11 


1 


12 


United States, 


1,494 


148 


1,642 


Germany, 


13 


1 


14 


Wales, .... 


3 




3 


Greece, .... 


5 




5 


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3,742 


442 


4,184 


India, .... 


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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Ages, 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 





Ages. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 




477 


43 


520 




516 


62 


578 




474 


45 


519 




471 


52 


523 




503 


7Q 


582 




407 


49 


456 




371 


52 


423 




244 


34 


278 




124 


14 


138 




155 


12 


167 






442 


4,184 



Miscellaneous Worh 



Accidents reported, . . . . . . . . .172 

Buildings found open, ........ 394 

Cases investigated, ......... 2,163 

Defective sidewalks reported, ....... 225 

Defective streets reported, ....... 166 

Disturbances suppressed, ........ 698 

Defective water pipes reported, ...... 21 

Fire alarms given, ......... 87 

Fires extinguished without alarm, ...... 90 

Fires, men on duty at, . . . . . . . .719 

Gallons of malt liquor seized, ....... 82 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, . . . . . . 76 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, . . . . . • 13 

Lost children restored to parents, . . . . . .713 

Notices served for board of health, ...... 1 

Nuisances reported to board of health, ..... 34 

Search warrants served, . . . . . • . • 17 

Stray teams cared for, ........ 70 

Street obstructions removed, . . . . . . .1,016 



Police Signal System. 
Ninety-one signal boxes are in use. There were 29,123 
telephone messages and 469,128 on-duty calls sent in dur- 
ing the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the 



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17 



service. The wagons made 1,856 runs, covered 3,386% 
miles and conveyed 2,607 prisoners to the station houses. 

The cost of maintaining the police signal system was 
$3,783.28. The expenditures were as follows : — 



Cable work, $9 26 

Express, freight and teaming, . . . . . . 11 25 

Horse, wagon and harness, care of, . . . . . 394 72 

Labor, 2,041 72 

Line construction, . . . . . . . . 9731 

New boxes, 170 00 

Patrol service : — 

Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . $527 95 
Wagon and harness repairs, . . . 177 65 
Miscellaneous, barn supplies, . . . 14 65 

720 25 

Register paper, ......... 66 39 

Shop fixtures, supplies and tools, ..... 6 60 

Shop rent, light and power, . . . . . . 168 25 

Station apparatus, . . . . . . . . 9695 

Testing instrument, ........ 80 



Total, . $3,783 28 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, was in force in this city up to April 30, 
1909, during which time the first and fourth (retail) class 
licenses of one of the licensees became void on account of 
his death. Licenses of the same classes were issued for the 
balance of the license year for a fee of $499.73. A like 
amount was afterwards refunded to the administrator of the 
deceased licensee under the provisions of chapter 206 of the 
Acts of 1905. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $501.73; $499.73 being refunded, left a net 
amount of $2 paid into the city treasury. Of this amount, 
25 per cent., $0.50, is paid to the treasury of the Common- 
wealth, and the balance, $1.50 is revenue for the city. 

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voted against granting licenses of the first five classes to sell 
intoxicating liquors, and "no license" has now been in 
force seven months. On account of the cosmopolitan 
character of the population, the large number of tenement 
houses, and the ease with which liquors could be imported 
from Tiverton, R. I., great difficulty was anticipated in 
enforcing the law. Persons familiar with the facts are, 
however, unanimously of the opinion that very little liquor 
has been sold illegallj^ ; that there are practically no dives 
and kitchen bar rooms ; and that a prohibitory law was 
never better enforced in any city of equal size. This 
result is we believe attributable, first, to a general public 
sentiment in favor of giving the law a fair trial ; and 
second, to diligent and faithful work on the part of the 
members of the force. Enforcing the liquor laws is very 
difficult and disagreeable work, under the most favorable 
conditions, and the officers and men of the force are entitled 
to much credit for the excellent results obtained. 

As the comparative statement of arrests on page 6 shows, 
there have been marked decreases in the number of arrests 
for offences against the person, offences against property 
without violence, offences against cliastit}^ and moralitj^, 
and miscellaneous offences. The decrease in the number of 
women arrested (from 582 to 442) is especially noticeable. 

Chapter 423 of the Acts of 1909, relative to the sale of 
ice cream, confectioner}^, soda water and fruit on the 
Lord's Day, was accepted by the city council July 26, 1909. 
The fee for licenses under said chapter was fixed at $5, and 
the amount received was $50, which is revenue for the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1909 : — 



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Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$160,422.15, to meet the running expenses of the depart- 
ment, including the police signal system. The expenditures 
were as follows : — 



Automobile hire, ........ $45 13 

Beds and bedding 160 46 

Clock repairs, ......... 17 50 

Directories, . . . . . . . . . 18 00 

Disinfectants, ......... 60 50 

Express, freight and teaming, . . . . . . 19 33 

Fuel, 909 05 

Furniture and repairs, . . . . . . . 56 51 

Janitors' supplies, ........ 108 86 

Laundry work, . . . . . . . . 145 76 

Law books, . . ... . . . . . 38 64 

Light, 961 49 

Liquor cases, attorney fees for prosecuting, . . . 328 12 

Military drill, 620 53 

Mounted police, 1,602 92 

Newspapers, ......... 62 60 

Office expenses (postage, telegrams, etc.), . . . 52 52 

Officers' expenses (railway fares, food, etc.), . . . 287 48 

Prisoners (food, photographs, transportation, etc.), . . 835 77 

Repairs to station houses, . . . . . . 616 85 

Salaries, 148,438 01 

Signal system 3,783 28 

Stationery, record books and printing, .... 452 11 

Telephones, 42681 



20 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 1910. 

Toilet paper, , . $40 25 

Toilet soaj), ......... 17 45 

Toweling, 23 62 

Tji^e writer repairs, . . . . . . . 15 00 

Uniforms and equii^ments, . . . . . . 277 60 



Total, $160,422 15 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES M. MORTON, Jr., 
JAMES TANSEY, 

FREDERICK W. LAWSON, 

Board of Police. 



Public Document 



No. 58 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Police 

FOR THE 

CITY OF FALL RIVER. 



December, 1910. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1911. 

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STATE HOUSE. BOSTON. 



Approved by 
The State Board of Publication. 



^i)c Commontoealtf) of itla0sacl)U0ett0. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1910. 

To His Excellency Eben S. Draper, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in cdtnpliance 
with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, respect- 
fully submits the following report of the work of the police 
department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1910: — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of: — 



City marshal, ......... 1 

Assistant city marshal, ........ 1 

Captains, .......... 4 

Inspectors, .......... 4 

Chief liquor inspector, ........ 1 

Lieutenants, ......... 7 

Clerk of city marshal, ........ 1 

Sergeants, .......... 2 

Patrolmen, 109' 

Wagon drivers, ......... 2 

Wagon officers, ......... 2 

Reserve officers, . . . . . . . . .11 

Stewards, .......... 9 

Matrons, 2 



Total, 156 



« Four mounted and 8 detailed on special duty at headquarters. 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force Nov. 30, 1910. 



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53 


152 


152 


183 


109 


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2 








2 


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7 


1 


1 


2 


11 


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2 


2 


2 


9 


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2 


Totals, 


16 


75 


20 


21 


24 


156 



1 Detailed on special duty at headquarters. 

2 One mounted. ^ Two mounted. 



Vacancies. 

The resignation of Steward John Dunn was accepted Feb. 5, 
1910. He was appointed on the force Feb. 17, 1873. 

The resignation of Patrolman David M. Connell was accepted 
July 6, 1910. He was appointed on the force July 2, 1900. 

Steward George P. Lawton committed suicide Aug. 3, 1910. 
He was appointed on the force Dec. 28, 1883. 

The resignation of Patrolman Edwin N. Blinn was accepted 
Oct. 3, 1910. He was appointed on the force Dec. 19, 1892. 

Comme7idations. 

Jan. 21, 1910, Acting Inspector Elmer E. Bassett was com- 
mended for persistence and alertness in arresting Edward Grim- 
shaw for violation of the postal laws. 

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Connelly were commended for alertness and efficiency in arrest- 
ing James Powers for assault with a weapon with intent to kill, 
and were granted a furlough, with pay, for three days. 

Promotions. 

Inspector William H. Medley was promoted to assistant city 
marshal on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Committing Officer Albert E. Chace was promoted to clerk 
of city marshal, with rank of lieutenant, on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Patrolman Elmer E. Bassett was promoted to inspector, with 
rank of lieutenant, on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Patrolman Hugh Bogan was promoted to inspector, with 
rank of lieutenant, on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Patrolman Albert H. Haffards was promoted to lieutenant 
on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Chief Liquor Officer John H. Carr was promoted to chief 
liquor inspector, with rank of lieutenant, on Jan. 24, 1910. 

Patrolman John Lenehan was promoted to sergeant on Jan. 
24, 1910. 

Patrolman Thomas Woods was promoted to sergeant on Jan. 
24, 1910. 

Appointments. 

Eleven patrolmen have been appointed to the regular force, 
as follows : — 



Name. 


Date of Appointment. 


Length of Service 
on the 
Reserve Force. 


Edward F. Kelly, 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


22 months, 4 days. 


John P. Sullivan, 


Jan. 24, 1910, . . . 


22 months, 4 days. 


Patrick H. Sullivan, .... 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


22 months, 4 days. 


Eugene J. Hicks, 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


15 months, 12 days. 


John L. Brown, 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


9 months, 3 days. 


Francis W. Clemmey, .... 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


9 months, 3 days. 


John A. Coady, 


Jan. 24, 1910, 


9 months, 3 days. 


Alfred Verville, . . . 


Feb. 21, 1910, 


10 months. 


Edward F. Kane, 


July 6, 1910, 


14 months, 14 days. 


Richard B. O'Connor, .... 


Aug. 8, 1910, 


15 months, 17 days. 


Thomas McAndrew, .... 


Oct. 10, 1910, 


11 months, 26 days. 



6 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

Eleven reserve officers have been appointed, as follows: — 



Name. 


Date 
of Appoint- 
ment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


James J. Harrington, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


28 


Fall River, Mass., 


Fireman. 


Alexander H. Purdy, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


30 


Fall River, Mass., 


Blacksmith. 


John R. Hargreaves, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


25 


England, . 


Machinist. 


James H. O'Connell, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


23 


Somerville, Mass., 


Musician. 


John J. McCloskey, . 


Jan. 31. 1910 


28 


Fall River, Mass. 


Delivery clerk. 


Michael F. Sullivan, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


32 


Ireland, 


Coachman. 


Robert Murray, . 


Jan. 31, 1910 


38 


England, . 


Grocer. 


Edward P. Verville, . 


Feb. 28, 1910 


26 


Canada, 


Cook. 


Leo S. Marcoux, . 


July 14, 1910 


28 


Warren, R. I., . 


Loom fixer. 


Louis F. Slattery, 


Aug. 21, 1910 


28 


Fall River, Mass., 


Chauffeur, fire 




department. 


Alfred R. Robinson, . 


Oct. 17, 1910 


25 


Fall River, Mass., 


Weaver. 



Complaints. 

There have been complaints against officers as follows: — 



No. 


Rank. 


Nature of Complaint. 


Disposition. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer, 


Withdrawn. 




Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer. 


Sustained and suspended from duty 




without pay for three months. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer, 


Not sustained. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer. 


Sustained and ordered suspended 






without pay for sixtj' days from 








Dec. 1, 1910. 


1 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer. 


Sustained and ordered suspended 




without pay for fourteen days from 








Dec. 1, 1910. 


2 


Patrolman, 


Conduct unbecoming an officer. 


Deemed frivolous and dismissed with- 






out a hearing. 



Work of the Department. 
Arrests. 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending Nov. 
30, 1910, was 5,555, against 4,184 the preceding year, — an 
increase of 1,371, or 32.77 per cent. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the arrests 
for this year with those of the preceding year, and the average 
arrests for the ten years from 1900 to 1909, inclusive: — 



1911.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



7 



Nature of Offences. 


1909. 


1910. 


Average 
for Ten 
Years, 
1900-09. 




315 


356 


394 


Offences against property, committed with violence, 


97 


62 


87 


Offences against property, committed without violence, 


184 


179 


291 


Malicious offences against property, .... 


27 


18 


39 


Forgery and offences against the currency, . 


4 


9 


4 




98 


75 


53 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc., 


155 


182 


190 


Offences not included in the foregoing, .... 


3,304 


4,674 


3,285 


Totals 


4,184 


5,555 


4,343 



The number of males was 5,070; of females, 485; of for- 
eigners, 3,398; of nonresidents, 654. Fifty-four were delivered 
to other authorities, 2,185 were released (2,184 being first 
offenders, within twelve months, for drunkenness) and 3,316 
were held for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is an increase of 1,212, 
or 27.91 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding 
years. The number of arrests for the year is 4.66 per cent, 
of the population. The average for the ten preceding years 
was 3.94 per cent, of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is an increase 
of 1,328, or 35.49 per cent., from the number of males arrested 
during the preceding year, and an increase of 1,356, or 36.51 
per cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of females arrested during the year is an increase 
of 43, or 9.72 per cent., from the number of females arrested 
during the preceding year, and a decrease of 144, or 2.29 per 
cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of nonresidents arrested during the year is 11.77 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of nonresidents 
arrested during the ten preceding years was 14.53 per cent, of 
the total arrests for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested during the year is 61.17 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of foreigners ar- 
rested during the ten preceding years was 60.28 per cent, of 
the total arrests for that time. 



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[Jan. 



The amount of lost property reported during the year 
was $21,108.29. The amount of lost property restored was 
$19,759.94, or 93.61 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The amount of stolen property reported during the year 
was $12,694.56. The amount of stolen property recovered 
was $7,741.47, or 60.98 per cent, of the. amount reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1901 to 1910, inclusive: — 



Year. 


tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percent- 
age of 
Arrests. 


Value of 

Lost 
Property 
restored. 


Value of 

Property 
recovered. 


1901, 

1902 

1903, 

1904, 

1905 

1906 

1907, ..... 

1908 

1909 

1910 

Average, .... 


107,831 
108,728 
113,602 
113,645 
105,762 
107,911 
112,574 
114,242 
115.097 
119,295 


4,313 
4,973 
4,697 
3,625 
3,978 
4,291 
4,421 
4,484 
4,184 
5,555 


4.00 
4.57 
4.13 
3.18 
3.76 
3.97 
3.93 
3.93 
3.63 
4.66 


$9,555 88 
10,469 93 
10,475 05 
9,065 86 
12,938 69 
15,763 52 
21,827 47 
21,852 37 
16,473 36 
19,759 94 


$6,765 47 
10,863 58 
13,084 72 
9,152 36 
11,678 50 
14,341 00 
12,071 96 
9,281 73 
5,427 84 
7,741 47 


111,869 


4,452 


3.98 


$14,818 21 


$10,040 86 



Drunkenness. 

There were 3,433 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
2,307 for the preceding year, — and increase of 1,126, or 48.80 
per cent. Four hundred and ninety-eight were nonresidents, 
and 2,297 were of foreign birth. The number of arrests for 
drunkenness during the year is 2.88 per cent, of the popula- 
tion. The percentage for the ten preceding years was 2.09. 
The number of arrests for drunkenness this year is an increase 
of 1,120, or 48.42 per cent., from the average for the ten pre- 
ceding years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 418, against 296 the preceding year, — an 
increase of 112, or 41.22 per cent. Seventy-six, or 18.18 per 
cent., were of foreign birth; 668, or 79.90 per cent., of the 



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9 



parents were of foreign birth. The number of juvenile offend- 
ers for the year is an increase of 70, or 20.11 per cent., from 
the average for the ten preceding years. 

Revolver Practice. 
The force is equipped with 38 caHber revolvers. It has 
seemed that men who habitually carry revolvers as part of 
their equipment ought to be proficient in the use of this weapon. 
Accordingly, a few years ago, steps were taken systematically 
to instruct the entire force in revolver practice. This work 
has been alternated with drilling. No men are considered for 
promotion or for appointment from the reserve to the regular 
force until they have qualified as second-class marksmen. 
With a few exceptions the entire force is now so qualified at 
slow firing. This year instruction is being given in rapid 
firing, the qualifying score being 19 out of a possible 25 in five 
consecutive shots fired in ten seconds. Some of the men have 
already qualified under this rather severe test; and it is ex- 
pected that within the next year practically the entire force 
will have done so. 

First Aid to the Injured. 
The police are frequently called upon for assistance in cases 
of accidents or injuries. It was felt that they ought to under- 
stand the elementary principles of first aid to the injured. 
Dr. H. H. Hartung of Boston, a recognized authority on such 
matters, was accordingly employed to give the necessary in- 
struction. He gave two courses, each of five lectures, fol- 
lowed by an examination. One was attended by the night 
squads and the other by the day squads. All the officers and 
men, with the exception of 2, passed the examination and 
received certificates. 

Present Condition. 
It may, we believe, be safely said that the police force as 
a whole has never been at a higher point of efficiency than at 
present. The officers and men work harmoniously together, 
taking an interest in their work, and achieving highly credit- 
able results. A considerable number of men as compared with 
the size of the department are detailed for duty in plain clothes 



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[Jan. 



at headquarters under Chief Liquor Inspector John H. Carr. 
Originally started as a means of enforcing the liquor laws 
during the no-license regime, this headquarters' squad has 
proved valuable in many ways, and is doing efficient work. 

Recommendation. 

The usual course of procedure when a license expires by 
operation of law is that the legal representative makes appli- 
cation for a refund of part of the license fee. The licensing 
authorities usually desire to issue another license for the bal- 
ance of the license year before granting the refund, but, 
owing to the fact that the license has to be granted for the 
same place as the original license, the applicant has to make a 
satisfactory arrangement with the legal representative of the 
deceased licensee to rent the original premises. The same holds 
true in case a license is surrendered and cancelled, except that 
the dealings are had with the licensee who desires to surrender 
and the applicant. 

The result is that the new applicant has not only to satisfy 
the licensing authority as to his fitness, but is also compelled 
to make a satisfactory arrangement with the party who has 
control of the premises originally licensed. This gives the 
landlord a veto power which is sometimes abused. The fol- 
lowing act has been drafted to obviate these difiiculties. Its 
passage is recommended. 

An Act to authorize the granting of Licenses for the Sale 
OF Intoxicating Liquors of the Same Class as those which 
expire by Operation of Law or are surrendered and can- 
celled, IN Places other than where Said Licenses were 

ORIGINALLY GRANTED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty of chapter one hundred of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two and by section 
one of chapter two hundred and six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and five, is hereby further amended by striking out the words 
''and not transferred," in the fourth fine, and by striking out the 
words ''for the same place," in the twelfth fine, so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 20. If a licensee dies before the expiration of the 
term of his license, or if a license has been surrendered and cancelled, 



1911.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



11 



the board or authority issuing the Ucense may issue another such 
license of the same class, and the two licenses shall count as one license; 
and said board or authority shall require as a license fee for such 
second license a part of the license fee required therefor for the whole 
year proportionate to the unexpired term of the license. Said board 
or authority may in its discretion, in cases where two licenses of the 
same class have been issued in the same j^ear, give a certificate to the 
party to whom the first license was issued, or, in case of his death, 
to his administrator or executor, stating that a part of the fee paid 
therefor proportionate to the unexpired term of the license is to be 
refunded to such party, or to such administrator or executor, by the 
treasurer of the city or town from the fees thereafter received by said 
treasurer for licenses to sell intoxicating liquors. Said treasurer 
shall comply with the requirements of such certificate, and shall re- 
tain one quarter of the amount so paid from any money thereafter 
due from him or the city to the commonwealth on account of licenses 
to sell intoxicating liquors. If a licensee dies before the expiration of 
the term of his license, the city or town by which it was granted may 
refund to his executor or administrator a part of the fee proportionate 
to the unexpired term of the Hcense, and the proportionate part of 
the percentage which has been paid to the commonwealth shall be 
refunded to the city or town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effecc upon its passage and shall 
apply to licenses granted in the year nineteen hundred and eleven as 
well as to all hcenses granted thereafter. 



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18 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Inspectors' Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the ser- 
vice are included in the general statement of the work of the 
department: — 



Number of cases investigated, ...... 638 

Number of persons arrested, 130 

Number of days in second district court, . . . . 155 

Value of lost property restored, $198 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, . . . . . 5,188 50 

Inspector of Claims. 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law department 
in investigating claims against the city was as follows: — 

Number of cases investigated, ...... 37 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 261 

Number of days in court, ....... 6 



Nativities. 



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2 


Norway, 


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9 


Australia, 


1 




1 


Poland, 


243 


13 


256 


Austria, 


84 


7 


91 


Portugal, 


328 


6 


334 


Belgium, 


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1 


Russia, 


91 


11 


102 


British Provinces, 


20 


2 


22 


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Canada, 


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87 


961 


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85 


766 


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2,157 


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573 


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485 


5,555 



1911.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 19 



Ages. 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Ages. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


_ _ . . 

Under 20 


650 


53 


703 


20 and under 25 


490 


39 


529 


25 and under 30 


557 


52 


609 


30 and under 35, 


595 


64 


659 




695 


104 


799 




641 


72 


713 




511 


34 


545 




431 


32 


463 




205 


15 


220 


Over 60 


295 


20 


315 


Totals, 


5,070 


485 


5,555 



Miscellaneous Work. 



Accidents reported, ........ 208 

Buildings found open, ....... 343 

Cases investigated, ........ 2,221 

Defective sidewalks reported, ...... 422 

Defective streets reported, ...... 209 

Defective water pipes reported, ...... 28 

Disturbances suppressed, . . . . . . .169 

Fire alarms given, . . . . . . . .112 

Fires extinguished without alarm, ..... 98 

Fires, men on duty at, ...... . 766 

Gallons of malt liquor seized, ...... 53^ 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, ..... 22 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, ..... 9 

Lost children restored to parents, ..... 484 

Nuisances reported to board of health, .... 20 

Search warrants served, ....... 26 

Stray teams cared for, . • v • • • • • 

Street obstructions removed, . . .... 457 



Police Signal System. 
Ninety-one signal boxes are in use. There were 30,314 
telephone messages and 457,405 on-duty calls sent in during 
the year. Three horses and two wagons are used in the ser- 



20 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

vice. The wagons made 2,103 runs, covered 3,836 miles and 
conveyed 3,390 prisoners to the station houses. 
The cost of maintaining the poUce signal system was S3,919.63. 



±ne expenaiLures were as lonows. — 






Box repairs, ....... 




$17 50 


Cable work, ....... 




183 57 


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23 33 


Morse, wagon and harness, care of, . 




420 35 


Labor, ........ 




2,071 50 


Line construction, ...... 




38 37 


Omce supplies, ...... 




1 10 


Patrol service : — 






Food, shoeing, veterinarian and medicine, . 


$490 01 




Wagon and harness repairs. 


158 20 




Clipping horses, ..... 


8 50 




Miscellaneous barn supplies. 


Z6 50 








G80 21 


Private telephones, ..... 




5 67 


Register paper, ...... 




162 51 


Shop rent and heat, ..... 




169 26 


Shop tools and supphes, ..... 




19 63 


Station apparatus, ...... 




126 63 



Total, . . ■ $3,919 63 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places which may be 
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the 
first five classes, provides that the number of places licensed 
shall not exceed one for each 1,000 of the population, as ascer- 
tained by the last preceding national or State census. The 
number of places licensed was 105. Two special club, 48 
druggists' (sixth class) and 2 seventh-class licenses were also 
issued. 

The total amount paid into the city treasury for liquor 
licenses was $192,250. Of this amount, 25 per cent., $48,002.50, 
is paid to the treasury of the Commonwealth, and the balance, 
$144,187.50, is revenue for the city. 

Chapter 423 of the Acts of 1909, relative to the sale of ice 
cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit on the Lord's Day, 



1911.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



21 



was accepted by the city council July 26, 1909. The fee for 
licenses under said chapter was fixed at S5, and the amount 
received was $665, which is revenue for the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending Nov. 30, 1910: — 











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First class, innholder, and fourth class, re- 
tailer, fee, $1,800. 

First class, victualer, and fourth class, re- 
tailer, fee, «1,600. 

First class, victualer, and fourth class, whole- 
saler, fee, $3,000. 

Fourth class, wholesaler, fee, $1,500, 


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4 




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2 










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2 










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Innholders, 


133 
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4 


10 


52 
4 




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184 


42 


8 


77 






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4 





Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$170,730.56 to meet the running expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. The expenditures were as 



follows: — 

Automobile hire, $83 25 

Beds and bedding, 116 80 

Directories, . . . . . . . . 18 00 

Disinfectant, ........ 54 25 

Express, freight and teaming, ..... 8 56 

First aid to the injured lectures, ..... 253 70 

Fuel, 790 32 

Furniture and repairs, ...... 85 34 

Janitors' supplies, . . . . . . . 135 06 

Laundry work, ........ 149 06 



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Uniforms and equipments, ..... 


776 98 


Total, 


$170,730 56 



Respectfully submitted, 

JMIES M. MORTON, Jr., 
JAMES TANSEY, 
FREDERICK W. LAWSON, 

Board of Police. 



Public Document 



No. 58 



ANNUAL EEPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF POLICE 

FOB THE 

CITY OF FALL KIVER. 



December, 1911. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 
18 Post Office Square. 
1912. 



STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, 



Approved by 
The State Boaed of Publication. 



^I)e Commonwcaltf) of iHaseacljusetts. 



REPORT. 



Office of the Board of Police, 
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 1, 1911. 

To His Excellency Eugene N. Foss, Governor. 

The Board of Police for the city of Fall River, in compli- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 351 of the Acts of 1894, 
respectfully submits the following report of the work of the 
police department for the year ending Nov. 30, 1911: — 

The Department. 
Officers. 

The police department, as at present constituted, is com- 
posed of : — 

City marshal, 1 

Assistant city marshal, 1 

Captains, 4 

Inspectors, 4 

Chief liquor inspector, 1 

Lieutenants, 7 

Clerk of city marshal, 1 

Sergeants, 2 

Patrolmen, 109' 

Wagon drivers, 2 

Wagon officers, . . . ■ 2 

Reserve officers, 11 

Stewards, 9 

Matrons, . . . .2 



Total, 156 



1 Four mounted and S detailed on special duty at headquarters. 



4 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 



Distribution of Police Force, Nov. 30, 1911. 



RANK. 


Head- 


Divisions. 


Totals. 


Quarter s. 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 




1 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 




Assistant city marshal, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


_ 








1 


1 


1 


1 






4 


- 


_ 


- 


_ 




Chief liquor inspector, 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 








3 


1 


2 


1 




Clerk of city marshal 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 








2 


- 


- 


- 


2 




81 


54 


152 


142 


183 


109 






2 








2 






2 








2 


Reserve officers 




7 


2 


1 




11 


Stewards, 




3 


2 


2 


2 


9 






2 








2 


Totals 


16 


76 


21 


20 


23 


156 



1 Detailed on special duty at headquarters. 

2 One mounted. ^ Xwo mounted. 



Yacancy. 

The resignation of Patrolman Obadiah Knott was accepted 
Jan. 20, 1911. He was appointed on the force July 26, 1890. 

Commendation, 

Sept. 25, 1911, Patrolman Hugh E. Kenney was commended 
for diligence and shrewdness in locating and arresting George 
Brown for robbery. 

Appointments. 

One patrolman has been appointed to the regular force as 
follows : — 







Length of Service 


Name. 


Date of Appointment. 


on the 






Reserve Force. 


James J. Harrington, .... 


Feb, 3, 1911 


12 months, 4 days. 



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One reserve officer has been appointed as follows : — 



Name. 


Date 
of Appoint- 
ment. 


Age. 


Birthplace. 


Previous 
Occupation. 


William F. Wilcox, 


Feb. 11, 1911 


39 


Fall River, Mass., 


Weigher. 



Complaints. 

There have been complaints against officers as follows : — 



No. 


Rank. 


Nature of Complaints. 


Disposition. 




Inspector, . 
Patrolman, . 
Captain, 


Conduct unbecoming an 

officer. 
Conduct unbecoming an 

officer. 
Neglect of duty, 


Deemed frivolous and dismissed without a 

hearing. 
Not sustained. 

Reprimanded. 




Steward , 


Neglect of duty, 


Reprimanded. 




Patrolman, . 
Steward, 


Neglect of duty, 
Neglect of duty. 


Reprimanded and suspended from duty with- 
out pay for five days. 

Reprimanded and suspended from duty with- 
out pay for five days. 



Work of the Department. 
Arrests, 

The number of persons arrested during the year ending Nov. 
30, 1911, was 4,065, against 5,555 the preceding year, — a 
decrease of 1,490, or 26.82 per cent. 

The following table is a comparative statement of the arrests 
for this year with those of the preceding year, and the average 
arrests for the ten years from 1901 to 1910, inclusive: — 



Nature of Offences. 


1910. 


1911. 


Average 
for Ten 
Years. 
1901-10. 




356 


357 


386 


Offences against property, committed with violence. 


62 


79 


84 


Offences against property, committed without violence, . 


179 


308 


278 




18 


29 


36 


Forgery and offences against the currency, 


9 


8 


4 




75 


40 


53 


Offences against chastity, morality, etc 


182 


214 


189 


Offences not included in the foregoing, .... 


4,674 


3,030 


3,422 


Totals, 


5,555 


4.065 


4,452 



6 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



• The number of males was 3,534; of females, 531; of for- 
eigners, 2,388; of nonresidents, 498. Fifty-nine were deliv- 
ered to other authorities ; 1,248 were released as first offenders, 
within twelve months, for drunkenness; and 2,758 were held 
for trial. 

The number of arrests for the year is a decrease of 387, or 
8.69 per cent, from the average for the ten preceding years. 
The number of arrests for the year is 3.46 per cent, of the pop- 
ulation. The average for the ten preceding years was 3.98 per 
cent, of the average population for that time. 

The number of males arrested during the year is a decrease 
of 1,536, or 30.30 per cent., from the number of males arrested 
during the preceding year, and a decrease of 315, or 8.18 per 
cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of females arrested during the year is an in- 
crease of 46, or 9.48 per cent., from the number of females 
arrested during the preceding year, and a decrease of 72, or 
11.92 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding years. 

The number of nonresidents arrested during the year is 
12.25 per cent, of the total arrests. The number of nonresi- 
dents arrested during the ten preceding years was 14.21 per 
cent, of the total arrests for that time. 

The number of foreigners arrested during the year is 58.75 
per cent, of the total arrests. The number of foreigners ar- 
rested during the ten preceding years was 60.39 per cent, of 
the total arrests for that time. 

The amount of lost property reported during the year was 
$20,841.40. The amount of lost property restored was $17,- 
174.80, or 82.41 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The amount of stolen property reported during the year was 
$22,808.22. The amount of stolen property recovered was 
$17,940.74, or 78.70 per cent, of the amount reported. 

The following table is a comparative statement of police 
work for ten years, from 1902 to 1911, inclusive: — 



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7 



Year. 


Popula- 
tion. 


Number 
of 

Arrests. 


Percent- 
age of 
Arrests. 


Value of 

Lost 
Property 
restored. 


Value of 
Stolen 
Property 
recovered. 


1902 


108 728 


4,973 


4.57 


$10,469 93 


$10,863 58 


1903 


1 1 S 602 

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4 697 


4. 13 


10,475 05 


13,084 72 


1904 


113 645 


3 625 


3. 18 


9,065 86 


9 152 36 


1905 




3 978 


3.76 


12 938 69 


11 fi7S 50 


1906 


107 911 


4 291 


3.97 




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1907 


112 574 


4 421 


3 93 


21 827 47 


19 071 Qfi 


1908 


114 242 


4 484 


3 93 




9 281 73 


1909 


115,097 


4,184 


3.63 


16,473 36 


5,427 84 


1910 


119,295 


5,555 


4.66 


19,759 94 


7,741 47 


1911 


117,423 


4,065 


3.46 


17,174 80 


17,940 74 


Average 


112,826 


4,427 


3.92 


$15,580 10 


$11,158 39 



Drunkenness. 

There were 2,021 persons arrested for drunkenness, against 
3,438 for the preceding year, — a decrease of 1,412, or 41.13 
per cent. Three hundred and twenty-three were nonresidents, 
and 1,296 were of foreign birth. The number of arrests for 
drunkenness during the year is 1.72 per cent, of the population. 
The percentage for the ten preceding years was 2.17. The num- 
ber of arrests for drunkenness this year is a decrease of 411, 
or 16.90 per cent., from the average for the ten preceding 
years. 

Juveniles. 

The number of juvenile offenders (those under seventeen 
years of age) was 349, against 418 the preceding year, — a 
decrease of 69, or 16.51 per cent. Fifty-seven, or 16.33 per 
cent., were of foreign birth; 507, or 72.64 per cent, of the 
parents were of foreign birth. The number of juvenile of- 
fenders for the year is a decrease of 5 from the average for the 
ten preceding years. 



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FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



Nativities, 

The nativities of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Nativities. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Austria, 


183 


13 


196 


Belgium, 


4 


_ 


4 


British Provinces, ' 


12 


1 


13 


Canada, 


611 


79 


690 


China, 


8 


_ 


8 


Denmark, 


1 


_ 


1 


Egypt, 


1 


_ 


1 


England, 


368 


98 


466 


Finland 


5 


_ 


5 


France, 


2 


_ 


2 


Germany, 


10 


3 


13 


Greece, 


13 


_ 


13 


Holland, 


1 


_ 


1 


Ireland, 


305 


105 


410 


Italy, 


55 


2 


57 


Macedonia, 


1 


_ 


1 


Norway, 


6 




6 


Poland 


103 


8 


111 


Portugal,' 


210 


12 


222 


Russia, 


63 


4 


67 


Scotland 


22 


5 


27 


Spain 


1 


_ 


1 


Sweden, 


7 


1 


8 


Switzerland, 


1 




1 


Syria, 


35 




35 


Turkey 


11 




11 


United States 


1,481 


196 


1,677 


Wales, 


14 


4 


18 


Totals 


3,534 


531 


4,065 



1 Includes New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 
' Includes Western Islands. 



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PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 58. 



15 



Ages, 

The ages of the prisoners were as follows : — 



Ages. 


Males. 


Females. 


Totals. 


Under 20 


502 


48 


550 




451 


54 


505 




452 


51 


503 




407 


66 


473 


35 and under 40 


432 


92 


524 




376 


75 


451 




317 


48 


365 




290 


50 


340 




134 


21 


155 


Over 60 


173 


26 


199 


Totals 


3,534 


531 


4,065 



Inspectors' Department. 
The following detailed statistics of this branch of the service 
are included in the general statement of the work of the de- 
partment : — 



Number of eases investigated, 781 

Number of persons arrested, 171 

Number of days in second district court, . . . . . 168 

Value of lost property restored, $312 00 

Value of stolen property recovered, 19,332 60 

Inspector of Claims. 
The work of the officer detailed to assist the law department 
in investigating claims against the city was as follows : — 

Number of cases investigated, 51 

Number of witnesses interviewed, 241 

Number of days in court, 4 

Miscellaneous Worlc. 

Accidents reported, 259 

Buildings found open, 255 

Cases investigated, 3,526 



16 FALL RIVER POLICE. [Jan. 

Defective sidewalks reported, 497 

Defective streets reported, 132 

Defective water pipes reported, 10 

Disturbances suppressed, 62 

Fire alarms given, 106 

Fires extinguished without alarm, 158 

Fires, men on duty at, 841 

Gallons of malt liquor seized, 1^2 

Gallons of spirituous liquor seized, 3 

Intoxicated persons assisted home, 4 

Lost children restored to parents, 430 

Nuisances reported to board of health, 14 

Search warrants served, 9 

Stray teams cared for, 41 

Street obstructions removed, 218 



Card System, 

The efficiency of a police department cannot be satisfactorily 
determined from the record of arrests, because few arrests 
may indicate either that few crimes are committed or that only 
a few of the persons who commit crimes are caught. The only 
real test of the effectiveness of a police force is to take the 
number of crimes reported and see in what proportion of cases 
satisfactory results were secured. 

This department has in use a novel system of tabulating and 
following up complaints and crimes which is proving valuable. 
Its object is to show the efficiency of the force, to enable head- 
quarters and divisional commanders to follow up the work of 
the men, and to prevent cases from being pigeonholed and for- 
gotten. 

Whenever a complaint is made at any station house, or any 
police officer reports a crime, the facts are entered on a suitable 
printed card. This is duplicated, and the duplicate is sent 
forward to headquarters. Whatever is done on the matter by 
the division is entered on the card retained there and is copied 
from time to time on the duplicate at headquarters. If the 
case is one for tlie investigation division, a duplicate is sent 
there. This system — which is in part an adaptation to Ameri- 
can conditions of English and Continental practice examined 
by Commissioner Morton, and in part is new — enables head- 



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17 



quarters to keep rim of all the work of the department and of 
the various officers to whom cases are assigned. The cards at 
headquarters show all open matters, how long each has been 
open, who has been working on it, what has been accomplished, 
etc. The file as a whole shows every crime which has been 
reported, what was done, and what results were obtained in 
each case. 

Police Surgeon. 
Dr. Virgil Merritt was, on May 1, 1911, appointed police 
surgeon. His duties include a nightly inspection of the lockup 
and of all prisoners who are suffering from alcoholism or any 
acute illness. 

Finger-print System. 
The Bertillon system was never adopted by this department. 
After a thorough investigation it was decided to adopt and 
install the finger-print system of identification. This has been 
done during the year. Inspector Bassett has charge of this 
work and of the photogTaphing of prisoners. It is intended 
to instruct the patrolmen as to the value of finger prints as 
evidence and how to find and secure them. 

Patrol Wagon. 

A Knox automobile patrol wagon was purchased, and put 
into use Jan. 2, 1911, displacing three horses. It gives better 
service than the horses. The expense, including depreciation, 
is somewhat greater. 

Standing Route Orders and Other Minor Matters. 
During the year standing route orders, covering in detail the 
points requiring special attention on each route, have been pre- 
pared, printed and put in force. Traffic regulations were also 
enacted by the city council after conference with this depart- 
ment. The public has come to understand them and improved 
conditions in the center of the city have resulted. The first 
public inspection and drill of the force took place on Jan. 4, 
1911, and was highly creditable to the officers and men. 



18 



FALL RIVER POLICE. 



[Jan. 



General Efficiency. 
It has been the policy of this department to endeavor to pre- 
vent crime, quite as much as to catch criminals after a crime 
has been committed. As a preventive of crime an effective 
street patrol is of the greatest value. As indicated in former 
reports much attention has been given to the development of 
this branch of the service. Its high standard has been fully 
maintained. 

The efficiency of the investigating, or plain-clothes division, 
of any department is well tested by the percentage which the 
amount of stolen property recovered bears to the amount of 
stolen property reported. During the past year 78.7 per cent, 
of all property reported stolen has been recovered; 82.41 per 
cent, of all property reported lost has also been recovered. Dur- 
ing the week of the Cotton Centennial Celebration, and espe- 
cially on the day of the President's visit, the city was crowded 
with people. 'Not sl single complaint about pickpockets was 
made to this department during that time. The unusual order- 
liness and moral cleanness of Fall River, which have been often 
spoken of and are well known, are, we believe, due in no small 
measure to the fidelity, alertness and efficiency of the officers 
and men of this department. 

The department is indebted to the police departments of 
Boston, Providence, !N'ew Bedford and Taunton for valuable 
assistance during the Cotton Centennial Celebration. 

Police Signal System. 

^sTinety-two signal boxes are in use. There were 32,743 tele- 
phone messages and 495,239 on-duty calls sent in during the 
year. An automobile patrol wagon is used in the service. The 
wagon made 2,455 runs, covered 4,141.2 miles, and conveyed 
2,255 prisoners to the station houses. 

The cost of improving and maintaining the police signal 
system was $8,998.94. The expenditures were as follows : — 



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Box repairs, $14 75 

Express, freight and teaming, 135 40 

Horse, wagon and harness, care of, 390 87 

Labor, 2,173 10 

Line construction, 900 79 

New boxes, 43 

Office supplies, 3 75 

Patrol service : — 

Advertising patrol property for sale, . . $18 07 
Automobile patrol wagon, .... 3,667 00 
Automobile accessories, . . . . . 38 64 
Automobile repairs, . . . . . . 44 70 

Food and shoeing, 34 93 

Gasoline, 82 65 

Insurance, 40 00 

Miscellaneous barn supplies, . . . . 80 01 

Oil, 22 00 

Storage and use of old wagon, . . . 123 75 

Tires and repairs, 320 33 

Tools, 36 55 

4,508 63 

Red lights, 211 21 

Register paper, 141 33 

Shop expenses, 211 57 

Station apparatus, 84 30 

UndergTOund construction, 222 81 



Total, $8,998 94 



Licenses. 

The law regulating the number of places whicb may be li- 
censed for the sale of intoxicating liquors in all cities and 
towns, except Boston, which vote to grant licenses of the first 
5 classes, provides that the number of places licensed shall not 
exceed one for each 1,000 of the population, as ascertained 
by the last preceding national or State census. The number 
of places licensed was 119. Two special club, 42 druggists' 
(sixth class) and 3 seventh-class licenses were also issued. 

The total amount paid into the citj treasury for liquor li- 
censes was $191,901.13, $6,056.13 of which was refunded, 
leaving a balance of $185,845. Of this amount, 25 per cent., 



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$46,461.25, is paid to the treasury of the Commonwealth, and 
the balance, $139,383.75, is revenue for the city. 

Chapter 425 of the Acts of 1909, relative to the sale of ice 
cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit on the Lord's Day, 
was accepted by the city council July 26, 1909. The fee for 
the year for licenses under said chapter was fixed at $5, and the 
amount received was $782, which is revenue for the city. 

Under the provisions of chapter 383 of the Acts of 1910, the 
fee for licenses as innholders and common victuallers for the 
year was fixed at $5. The amount received for said licenses 
was $1,245, which is revenue for the city. 

The following table exhibits the number of licenses of all 
kinds issued, etc., during the year ending "Noy. 30, 1911: — 





Licenses issued. 


Licenses revoked. 


Licenses transferred. 


License Applications 
rejected. 


Transfer Applications 
rejected. 


Intoxicating liquors: — 












First class, innholder, fee, $1,800, 


6 










First class, victualler, fee, $1,500, 


87 


3 


15 




3 


Fourth class, wholesaler, fee, $1,500, . 


30 


2 


8 




1 


Fifth class, brewer, fee, $3,000 


3 










Sixth class, druggist, fee $1, .... 


42 


3 


1 


4 






4 


2 








Special club, fee, $500 


2 










Ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit on the 


173 


28 


11 


10 


2 


Lord's Day, fee, $5. 














10 


2 


1 


3 






173 


44 


10 


28 


1 




34 


1 




9 





Liquor Business. 
This Board was fortunate in. being composed on its establish- 
ment of men of much ability. They have never, we believe, 
received proper credit for the grasp and foresight which they 
showed in dealing with the liquor question. They very soon 
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for a cosmopolitan city like Fall River, and adopted the plan 
of requiring dealers who desired renewals of their licenses to 
conform to certain extra-statutory regulations in the conduct 
of their places. This policy was at first bitterly assailed, but 
its benefits have been so obvious that it has since been adopted 
to a greater or less extent in most cities of the Commonwealth. 

A copy of such regulations as to the first and fourth class 
licenses at present in force is appended. Of these, it may be 
stated that number 1 has been in force upwards of seventeen 
years ; number 2, sixteen years ; number 3, ten and six years ; 
and parts of number 4, fifteen and sixteen years. This Bjvard 
regards licenses as strictly personal to the licensees. Sales of 
them are not recognized by the Board, nor the right of the 
licensee's administrator or trustee in bankruptcy to nominate 
a successor. The soundness of this position which, at the time 
it was taken, was quite at variance with the generally accepted 
view, is becoming widely recognized. England, which for years 
has taken an opposite course, licensing places rather than per- 
sons, is swinging towards the position above indicated ; and the 
best American pratice tends in the same direction. Under any 
system, the brewers and wholesalers exercise great influence 
over the liquor business. Licensing places instead of persons, 
and allowing property rights in licenses, increase this power 
tremendously. The unsatisfactory experience of England 
where the brewers came to dominate the whole business by 
controlling the desirable locations is well known. When as 
with us the license, owing to the restriction in numbers, has a 
monopoly value, and many persons who wish licenses cannot 
get them, it seems unfair to others to continue the monopoly in 
favor of a licensee's estate. 

City of Fall River, 
Office of the Board of Police, April 26, 1911. 

Regulations for First and Fourth Class Licenses. 

Licensees are requested to observe the following regulations. Failure 
to do so will be considered sufficient reason for not renewing the license. 

The police will attend to the observance of these regulations and will 
report all cases of violation thereof. 

1. Licensees and their employees are not to enter their licensed prem- 
ises on Sundays or holidays to do cleaning, repairing or any other work, 



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except such as may be previously authorized by the Board of Police 
or the city marshal. 

2. Licensees are not to allow instrumental music to be played on the 
licensed premises, nor games of cards, checkers, dominos or dice. 

3. Licensees are not to sell liquor in pails, to women, either directly 
or indirectly; nor to allow women in saloons. This does not prohibit 
women from purchasing (except in pails) liquors not to be drunk on 
the premises in places covered by fourth-class licenses. Selling liquor 
in pails to women either directly or indirectly is forbidden. 

4. No teams are to be used for the transportation of liquors, except 
those owned by the licensees and marked with their names, and bearing 
numbers issued by the Board of Police, unless previously authorized to 
do ^. No liquor is to be delivered after 6 o'clock p.m., except on 
Saturdays and on the days before holidays, when deliveries may be made 
until 9 o'clock p.m. 

The names and addresses of all drivers and helpers employed on 
teams, together with such changes as may be made from time to time, 
shall be filed with the Board of Police. 

Each package of liquor on a delivery team shall be plainly marked 
with the name and address of the person to whom it is to be delivered. 

Duplicate order books shall be kept, showing all liquors to be delivered 
by teams; one book to be kept on the licensed premises and the other 
in the possession of the teamster. Said books are to be open to in- 
spection of any member of the police department. 

No liquor shall be carried on a wagon engaged in delivery work, 
except it be shown on the order book and marked on the package as 
above specified. 

5. All barrels, kegs and cases are to be plainly and permanently 
marked with the name of the dealer by whom they are sold. 

For the Board of Police, 

John R. Rostron, 

Clerk. 

The undersigned in consideration of and as part of the grant of a 
license of the first fourth class to , hereby accept and agree to 

abide by the foregoing regulations, and agree that for any breach 
thereof the license may, be suspended or revoked by the Board of Police. 

• Financial. 

Requisitions were made on the city council for the sum of 
$187,050.36 to meet tlie nmning expenses of the department, 
including the police signal system. The expenditures were as 
follows : — 



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Automobile hire, $75 00 

Beds and bedding, 127 30 

Clock repairs, 1 00 

Directories, 18 00 

Disinfectant, 28 25 

Express, freight and teaming, 17 38 

Fuel, 1,174 63 

Furniture and repairs, 94 39 

Identification bureau, 346 42 

Janitors' supplies, 140 08 

Laundry work, , . . . 152 25 

Law books, 4 50 

Light, 1,570 90 

Military drill, 747 81 

Mounted police, 846 65 

Newspapers, 59 80 

Office expenses (postage, telegTams, etc.), .... 59 83 

Officers' expenses (railway fares, food, etc.), . . . 662 13 

Prisoners (transportation, food, etc.), .... 828 00 

Repairs to station houses, 2,145 19 

Salaries, 167,229 38 

Signal system, 8,998 94 

Stationery, record books and printing, .... 795 71 

Telephones, 462 00 

Toilet paper, 34 50 

Toilet soap, ' 26 90 

Towelling, 28 44 

Uniforms and equipments, 374 98 



Total, $187,050 36 

Eespectfullj submitted, 

JAIIES M. MOETOIT, 
TIMOTHY F. LAWLOE, 
UEEDEEICK W. LAWSON, 

Board of Police.